# Footer does not appear on the first page of an article

The footer appears on all pages except the first one. Here is MWE:

 \documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\pagestyle{fancy}
\fancyfoot{} % clear all footer fields
\fancyfoot[LE,RO]{\thepage}           % page number in "outer" position of footer line
\fancyfoot[RE,LO]{I reserve the right to change anything in this document at any time.} % other info in "inner" position of footer line

\title{Env. Science}
\author{Syllabus}
\date{}
\begin{document}
\maketitle
\hrule
\smallskip
Here is some random text.
\end{document}

• You have no footnote in your code. Would you mean footer, per chance? Jan 8 '20 at 0:01
• oops. I am sorry. Yes, I meant footer not footnote.
– rose
Jan 8 '20 at 0:02
• Try to insert \thispagestyle{fancy} after \maketitle. Jan 8 '20 at 0:06

For the document class article, the first page always has a plain style (only page number on the bottom of the page). The styles of other pages can be specified with the fancyhdr package, for example.

If you also want to have the first page in the same style as the others, insert the command \thispagestyle{fancy} after the line with \maketitle:

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\pagestyle{fancy}
\fancyfoot{} % clear all footer fields
\fancyfoot[LE,RO]{\thepage}         % page number in "outer" position of footer line
\fancyfoot[RE,LO]{I reserve the right to change anything in this document at any time.}

\title{Env. Science}
\author{Syllabus}
\date{}

\begin{document}
\maketitle
\thispagestyle{fancy} % <---
\hrule
\smallskip
Here is some random text.
\end{document}

• Is it possible to change the color of the text in the footer?
– rose
Jan 8 '20 at 23:40
• @math, I believe that it is possible, however, so far I didn't doing this :-(. As starting solution can be insert \textcolor{<desired color> }{ text in the desired color} into \fancyfoot. For this you need to load xcolor package. An example of preamble: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[table]{xcolor} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \pagestyle{fancy} \fancyhead{} \renewcommand{\headrulewidth}{0pt} \fancyfoot{} \fancyfoot[LE,RO]{\thepage} \fancyfoot[RE,LO]{\textcolor{blue}{I reserve the right to change anything in this document at any time.}}  Jan 9 '20 at 2:45