[texhax] Section headings too long for page headers

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Thu Jun 8 09:57:57 CEST 2006

"Matthias F. Jütte" :

> Hello everyone!
> I noticed that my section heading are too long for the page headers.
> Using \section[<alternative heading>]{<actual heading>} solves the
> problem for the headersin the document. However, the alternative heading
> is then also used in the TOC.
> How can I make LaTeX use the alternative heading for the page headers
> only and the actual heading for the section headings and the TOC?

As fas I know you cannot do so using the standard classes, but wit memoir 
you can

it extends \section etc. such that you can have

\section[for toc][for header]{for text}


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