I am trying to modify the headers in the classicthesis document class, which uses {scrpage2} of koma-script. What I want to have is no number in the sections header on the odd page. I have looked on the questions here and found some answer that I tried. However, the result is that there still appear numbers, albeit 0 for the section and the chapter number. (example: 0.0 in the introduction, and 1.0, 2.0 etc. for chapter 1, chapter 2).

Also, I would like to make the unnumbered chapters such as "Introduction", "Conclusion", and "bibliography" in small caps as the regular chapters.



    {\renewcommand{\chaptermark}[1]{\markboth{\spacedlowsmallcaps{#1}}   {\spacedlowsmallcaps{#1}}}}




I get these results: odd number, section, caps, but chapter number and zero even page, no chapter, not in caps

  • Please clarify: Where is the code taken from? Copied from classicthesis.sty or already altered by you?
    – Speravir
    Dec 9, 2013 at 23:16
  • Hi, thanks for your answer. Where can I put my mew? I don't have enough space in the comment here. Dec 13, 2013 at 12:45
  • The code is copied from classicthesis.sty and compiled into a MWE. Dec 13, 2013 at 13:11

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I've found a way to make it work, but it's by specifying manually every single entry (which is fastidious). I enter the following:

    \addchap{Introduction: On Cosmopolitanism}
    \markboth{\MakeUppercase{\spacedlowsmallcaps{Introduction:}}}{\MakeUppercase{\spacedlowsmallcaps{On Cosmopolitanism}}}

Same for the section:

    \addsec{Cosmopolitan theory}
    \markboth{\MakeUppercase{\spacedlowsmallcaps{Introduction: On Cosmopolitanism}}}{\MakeUppercase{\spacedlowsmallcaps{Cosmopolitan Theory}}}
  • You could convert these into your own commands and use these instead: \newcommand*{\mychap}[2]{\addsec{#1}\markboth{\MakeUppercase{\spacedlowsmallcaps{#2}}}{\MakeUppercase{\spacedlowsmallcaps{#2}}}} and analoguesly for sections.
    – Speravir
    Dec 17, 2013 at 14:19
  • Thanks. Where do you mean I should put these commands? Dec 19, 2013 at 13:34
  • Both \newcommand… into preamble, best place is where you already have definitions for chapters and/or sections. In document body you replace these two lines for every chapter/section with the according new command.
    – Speravir
    Dec 19, 2013 at 19:11

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