CTAN Update: fancyhdr

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at ctan.org
Tue Jan 5 17:21:15 CET 2021

Pieter van Oostrum submitted an update to the



Version:  4.0 2021-01-04
License:  lppl1.3

Summary description:  Extensive control of page headers and footers in LaTeX2e

Announcement text:
 Version 4.0 is a significant rewrite of the package.

 Backward incompatible changes:
 - Eliminate adjustments of \headheight or \footskip, when the header
   or footer is too high.
 - All definitions of the header/footer fields are now local, no longer

 New features:
 - Package option compatV3 to keep the old behaviour, i.e. the changes
   mentioned above are not applied (not recommended).
 - Package option nocheck, to completely eliminate the check for header
   and footer heights (not recommended).
 - Package options headings and myheadings to redefine these page styles
   with fancyhdr.
 - New page style fancydefault.
 - New parameter \headruleskip.
 - New commands \fancyheadinit, \fancyfootinit, \fancyhfinit and \fancycenter.
 - \fancypagestyle has an optional parameter [⟨base-style⟩].

 Extensive rewriting of the documentation.


The package’s Catalogue entry can be viewed at

The package’s files themselves can be inspected at


   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Petra Rübe-Pugliese


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