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I've written a synopsis section for each chapter of my thesis, and I've noticed a minor issue. Since the synopsis section comes before the \chapter its header is from the last section of the previous chapter. Is there a simple fix to either remove the header for this page only or replace the header with something like Synopsis: Chapter X?

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I've include some code below.

\documentclass{amsbook}


\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{blindtext}

\begin{document}


\blinddocument

\newpage
\begin{center} 
{\bf Synopsis: Chapter 2} 
\end{center}
\blindtext
\end{document}
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Why the downvote!? I'm new to this site and I'm trying my best! –  user02138 Jul 11 '11 at 5:47
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@xport: If you downvoted this and the previous question by the same user, pleaser reconsider your downvoting strategy. As I commented on the other question, downvotes on this site are rare and commonly only used for bad/wrong things. I for one would be happy if it could stay that way. If you didn't issue the downvote, apologies for the false assumption. –  Jake Jul 11 '11 at 6:03
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try it this way:

\documentclass{amsbook}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\begin{document}
\blinddocument

\clearpage
\thispagestyle{empty}
\section*{Synopsis: Chapter 2} 
\blindtext
\clearpage
\blindtext
\end{document}
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As a stylistic alternative, rather than a technical means of doing what you currently need, you might want to consider this:

\chapter{...}
<<synopsis>>
\clearpage (or other form of separation, such as a horizontal rule,
or putting the synopsis in a box, or making the synopsis the first \section)
<<chapter content>>

My reasoning behind this suggestion is that it places the synopsis inside the context of the chapter, so that the reader sees the chapter title before reading the synopsis.

Clearly, one's mileage may vary...

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