[texhax] Memoir: running chapter titles

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Mon May 18 16:12:55 CEST 2009

Beverley Eyre wrote:
> I'm trying to create a book style that has the Chapter-name, 
> chapter-number and chapter-title on the left header and the 
> corresponding section stuff on the right. I've got the section stuff 
> working, but I can't figure out what variable holds the running  chapter 
> title.
> In other words, I want the left page header to be:
> Chapter 3: Background
> where
> Chapter = \@chapapp
> 3 = \thechapter
> Background = the running chapter title (Background in this example)
> I can get the header I want when I use \f at rhdr, but it doesn't compile 
> cleanly, and complains it doesn't know what \f at rhdr is, even tho it 
> works correctly when I examine the dvi file.
> So, is there a variable that will compile cleanly that holds the 
> chaptertitle variable? Here's the relevant code:
> \renewcommand{\leftmark}{\rheadrfont 
> \@chapapp\hspace{3pt}\thechapter:\smlspc \f at rhdr} %% (works but doesn't 
> compile cleanly)
> \makeevenhead{newps}{\thepage\headspc\leftmark}{}{}  %% newps is my 
> pagestyle
> Beverley Eyre
> UCLA MEMS Laboratory
> Los Angeles, CA
> fbe2 at ucla.edu

have a look at my article about memoir pagestyles, in 

note that it is important that you have the latest version of memoir.



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