# [texhax] Simple question?

Manoj Kummini kummini at math.ukans.edu
Fri Sep 5 18:03:55 CEST 2003

On Fri, Sep 05, 2003 at 18:56:02hrs +0530, Prof. Sudhir R. Ghorpade wrote:

> Hi! In a large LaTeX file with \documentclass{book}
> I have several chapters, each with several sections.
> I don't want to number some sections; so I use:
>    \section*{Secname}
> This works nicely and the section title "Secname" also
> in the headers for the pages, which usually alternate between
>   Chapter Name  and Section Name
> I get the name of the previous section (where * was not
> used) rather than Secname.
>
> How can I arrange "Secname" (without any number) to appear
> in the header without having to change \section* to \section?

You can use a \markright{<whatever you want>} immediately after \section*,
or put them together into a \mysection.

Manoj.

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