I am looking to create a layout as follows in LaTeX. I tried using fancyhdr but I am unable to get it right.

\chead{\parbox{5cm}{INTEROFFICE   MEMORANDUM \\ Document Name \\}}
\rhead{\parbox{5cm}{ \today \\ \\ TOP \\ Confidential document \\}}

This is what it should look like:

|        |          INTEROFFICE MEMO                      | DATE          | 
|LOGO    |           DOCUMENT NAME                        | Number        |
|        |                                                |               |

blah ...............


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Here's a solution that uses fancyhdr combined with the geometry package, and using the optional arguments of the parbox command.




\chead{\parbox[b][.75in][t]{5cm}{INTEROFFICE   MEMO \\ Document Name}}
\rhead{\parbox[b][.75in][t]{4cm}{ \today \\ \\ TOP \\ Confidential document}}




You can use a simple \fbox to get a box around each element

\chead{\fbox{\parbox[b][.75in][t]{5cm}{INTEROFFICE   MEMO \\ Document Name}}}
\rhead{\fbox{\parbox[b][.75in][t]{4cm}{ \today \\ \\ TOP \\ Confidential document}}}

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  • Thanks CMH. But I want bounding boxes around each header element. Like 3 column table with multiple rows in them.
    – avlsi
    Feb 7, 2013 at 3:24
  • @avlsi see the update :)
    – cmhughes
    Feb 7, 2013 at 4:05
  • thanks for the update. But I want the fbox to be continuous so that it looks like 3 columns. First col - 3cm , second col - 7 cm and third col - 5 cm. I tried to plugin the same values into the fbox but the output was not as expected. And also is the a way to centre justify text in chead{}.
    – avlsi
    Feb 7, 2013 at 14:22
  • I have solved the centre justification using center environment but unable to make the three cols.
    – avlsi
    Feb 7, 2013 at 15:27

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