Please help me to design pages with a different title on odd and even pages:

I mean I would like to have for example

  • name of author on odd pages.
  • name of article on even pages.

How can I do it?

Many thanks,

  • 1
    with "different title" do you mean different header? If yes, you should take a look at the fancyhdr package
    – Spike
    Jul 21, 2012 at 14:07

1 Answer 1


This request only seems viable in the context of headers. As such, here's a fancyhdr implementation using a standard document class (article):

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\usepackage{lipsum}% http://ctan.org/pkg/lipsum
\usepackage{fancyhdr}% http://ctan.org/pkg/fancyhdr
  \fancyhf{}% Clear header/footer
  \fancyhead[OC]{An Author}% Author on Odd page, Centred
  \fancyhead[EC]{A title}% Title on Even page, Centred
  \renewcommand{\headrulewidth}{.4pt}% Header rule of .4pt
\title{A title}
\author{An Author}
\section{A section}\lipsum[1-20]

twoside is required to allow Odd and Even side varying page styles, but you most likely already use this class option.

Since the \maketitle macro is "self-destructing" and thereby erases \@author and \@title, you need to either make a copy of it into a different macro, or write the author and title in the respective headers manually.

  • It also works with footers
    – Gabriel
    Jul 30, 2018 at 13:22

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