# [OS X TeX] suppressing page number in report class

Joshua Smith josh at virginia.edu
Tue Aug 8 18:43:36 CEST 2006

Hello all,

I am trying to format a dissertation using the report document class
with the following structure: title page, abstract page, table of
contents page, followed by main chapters.  I am using fancyhdr to
control the page numbering.  I would like "Abstract" to appear in the
same typeface as the chapter titles so I use \chapter*{Abstract}, but I
cannot seem to suppress the page number on that page.  I am using the
following (simplified) latex code below.  Why does
\thispagestyle{empty} clear the page number for the title page but not
the abstract page?  Any ideas around this?

Thank you for any help.

Josh Smith
University of Virginia

\documentclass{report}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}

% For the page numbers in the corner
\pagestyle{fancy}
\fancyhf{}
\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0pt}
\fancypagestyle{plain}{
\fancyhf{}
\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0pt}}
\fancypagestyle{empty}{
\fancyhf{}
\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0pt}}

\begin{document}

\thispagestyle{empty}

Sample Title

\newpage

\thispagestyle{empty}

\chapter*{Abstract}

\tableofcontents

\chapter{First Chapter}

\end{document}

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