By default TeX prints the page number at the bottom of the page. I added a custom header so that the page number appears in the top right hand corner.

So I have the page number in two places, at the bottom of the page and in my header.

How do I get rid of the page number that is at the bottom of the page?

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    This depends on how you place the page number in the top right. Is it done using fancyhdr? Then you can add \fancyhf{} at the start of your fancy page style definition to clear everything before setting only the header.
    – Werner
    Dec 20, 2012 at 20:09
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    Note that the default for chapter-style pages (in the supported document classes, like report and book) set the first page of each chapter as plain. So which \documentclass are you using?
    – Werner
    Dec 20, 2012 at 20:11

2 Answers 2


I would suggest using the fancyhdr package. It allows you to set the headers and footers.

\lfoot{Left footer}
\cfoot{Center of footer}
\rfoot{Right of footer}
\lhead{Left of header}
\chead{center of header (on page \thepage)}
\rhead{Right of header}



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  • What do you do if you want at the right side the page number just on even pages? Sep 19, 2017 at 22:18

How do I get rid of the page number that is at the bottom of the page? R: Just write after \pagestyle{fancy}:


Here you have an MWE:





\newcommand\authors{\textit{Rui S. Camps}}
    \fancyhead[RE]{\authors} % Move this line after \author command

% Custom command to set running head for odd and even pages
\newcommand{\oddhead}{\markright{Running Head}}
    \title{Relative Advantage of Latex}
    \author{Rui de S. Camphos\thanks{Univ of Porto: \texttt{[email protected]}}}

        \noindent bla bla.
    \textbf{1st paragraph}\\
    \textbf{2nd paragraph}\\

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