# [Tex/LaTex] Fancyhdr does not apply same header/footer on chapter and non-chapter pages

I have a problem with the fancy package: I use the report documentclass and I have a chapter, a lot of text and then a new page starting with a section (or the next page has no chapter starting on that particular page).

The problem be, that what I defined for my header and footer is NOT on the chapter-page but only on the non-chapter page.
How come? What did I miss?

Minimal example:

\documentclass[]{report}

\usepackage{lastpage}
\usepackage{fancyhdr} % for use of \pageref{LastPage}

\fancypagestyle{IHA-fancy-style}{%
\fancyfoot[C]{\thepage of \pageref{LastPage}} %Custom footer
\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0.4pt}} %Line at the footer visible

\title{A short example}

\begin{document}

\maketitle
\tableofcontents

\pagestyle{IHA-fancy-style}
\chapter{A chapter}
Look at the footer

\newpage
\section{A section}
Look at the footer

\end{document}


Take notice: No line on page 2 at the bottom – a line on page 3 at the bottom.

Any clues?

You can redefine the plain style that's issued by \chapter. Here's how you can do; I'd recommend not having headings in the chapter starting pages, nor the upper rule.

\documentclass[twoside]{report}

\usepackage{lastpage}
\usepackage{fancyhdr} % for use of \pageref{LastPage}

\fancypagestyle{IHA-fancy-style}{%
\fancyfoot[C]{\thepage\ of \pageref{LastPage}}% Custom footer
\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0.4pt}% Line at the footer visible
}

% Redefine the plain page style
\fancypagestyle{plain}{%
\fancyhf{}%
\fancyfoot[C]{\thepage\ of \pageref{LastPage}}%
\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0.4pt}% Line at the footer visible
}
\title{A short example}

\begin{document}

\maketitle
\tableofcontents

\pagestyle{IHA-fancy-style}
\chapter{A chapter}
Look at the footer

\newpage
\section{A section}
Look at the footer

\end{document}