Karthik Narayanaswamy kn5d at virginia.edu
Fri Oct 6 23:47:23 CEST 2006

Folks,

I have an article class document with sections, subsections and
subsubsections. I want the headers of the document to read the section
name (without number), except on pages where I start a new section.
After trying my hand with published solutions on the web using
fancyhdr.sty and associated \leftmark and \rightmark, I decided instead
to write my own macro.

I included this in my custom Section macro:

\newcommand{\Section}[1]{
\section{#1}
\thispagestyle{empty}
\def\Sec{#1}
% Other lines irrelevant to this e-mail
}

The headers were then defined as:
\pagestyle{fancy}
\fancyhf{}

Simple enough, and it works ... well, sort of. I found that when a
section starts at the bottom of a page, LaTeX is smart enough to move
the section to a new page, but the \pagestyle{empty} command still
applies to the previous page. That is, I end up with the page where the
section really starts with a header, and the previous page with no
headers. Any idea how I might get around this? I've only been using
LaTeX a couple of months and am not savvy enough to fix this.

Cheers,
Karthik
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Karthik Narayanaswamy
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Civil Engineering, Thornton Hall B220B
University of Virginia