[OS X TeX] on book class

Bob Kerstetter bkerstetter at mac.com
Thu Sep 2 03:48:54 CEST 2004

On Sep 1, 2004, at 11:09 AM, Alessandro Languasco wrote:

> Dear all,
> I'm wondering if it is possible to slightly modify the page numbering
> used in the book class.
> In particular I would like  to discard the number of the page which
> is written at the bottom of the starting page of each chapter.
> Probably there's an option or a custom style that can be used
> (together with the book class) but I don't know which one.

Try fancyhdr package,


\pagestyle{fancy} % for doing the headers and footers

\lhead{stuff} % left a of header
\chead{stuff} % middle of header
\rhead{stuff} % right side of header
\lfoot{stuff} % left side of footer
\cfoot{stuff} % center of footer
\rfoot{stuff} % right side of footer

You can put anything text or nothing in the place of "stuff"

\thepage inserts the page number. I use it along with the *geometry* 
package to control margins.

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