Jerry jerry at seibercom.net
Tue Dec 18 12:24:52 CET 2012

On Tue, 18 Dec 2012 02:46:41 -0800
Donald Arseneau articulated:

> Jerry <jerry at seibercom.net> writes:
>
> > I am still very new to Latex. I am in the process of creating a
> > document that requires that the "Chapter" + "Section" +
> > "subsection" if applicable be included in the document header. This
> > is a large one sided report.
>
> [... lots of un-beginnerly complicated stuff ...]
>
> > %Format section numbering
> > \def\thesection{\arabic{section}.}
> > \def\thesubsection{\arabic{section}.\Alph{subsection}}
> > \def\thesubsubsection{\arabic{section}.\Alph{subsection}.\Roman{subsubsection}}
> >
> > %I am attempting to use this to get the headers correct/=
> > \thesubsection}
>
> First, I don't think you mean for the headings to look like
> "The Chapter Title I 2.2.5"... you have repeated the section
> number ("2").
>
> I don't belive you want the chapter number after the chapter
> title. That was probably sloppy typing/asking though, because
> your report of "Article II 1.1.C" below suggests you really used:
>
> > The problem is that it does not stay in sync with the document.
>
> Now the meat of your problem: You have not defined the things that
> are supposed to control the headers! They are \chaptermark,
> \sectionmark, and \subsectionmark.
>
> % Note that the section number is included in \thesubsection
> \renewcommand\chaptermark[1]{\markright{\chaptername\ \thechapter}}
> \renewcommand\sectionmark[1]{\markright{\chaptername\ \thechapter\
> \thesection}}
> \renewcommand\subsectionmark[1]{\markright{\chaptername\ \thechapter\
> \thesubsection}}
>
>
>
> If you want to include the actual title in any of the header marks,
> use "#1" in the definition of the relevant mark command.
>
> If you really are a beginner diving into internal macros and
> document-class creation, then ask when you get confused about what to
> define, before getting pissed off.

Sorry if I appear "pissed off", but I really am not. I believe the word
that would most correctly describe the situation is "frustrated". In
any case, I believe I have tried all that you described above;
however, I will take a fresh look at it perhaps later today or
definitely sometime this week.

Since the project was completed successfully in MS Word, there is no
Latex. By the way, your remark, "If you want to include the actual
title in any of the header marks, use "#1" in the definition of the
relevant mark command", is the first I have seen of that. Finding
accurate, concise documentation in a centralized location appears to
be as hard as finding a virgin in a whore house. At least that has been
my experience so far. I would love to find an all encompassing book,
but have not been able to locate such an item. Do you have any
suggestions?

--
Jerry ♔

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