I would like chapter names to not be printed but to appear in each section heading. For example:


Would print something like

Mychapter 1
Mychapter 2

How can I achieve that? I've tried titlesec with \chaptertitle in \titleformat, like:

  {\chaptertitle\ \thesection}{10pt}

but \chaptertitle seems to be only defined inside \sethead and \setfoot.

To hide chapters and number sections properly, I've used:


but I'm sure there must be something better...

1 Answer 1


Try the following. It would not work for all the options of memoir, because it has two optional arguments for the \chapter command.





  \markboth {\MakeUppercase{#1}}{}}%

    \ifnum \c@secnumdepth >\z@
      \arabic{section}. \ %


\chapter{First chapter}
\section{First section}
\section{Second section}
  • Thank you. This does what I am looking for as far as sections go, but it doesn't hide the chapter headings. How would I make it so that chapter headings don't appear in the document? I guess I could do a \renewcommand{\chapter}{something to adapt chapter} ?
    – raphink
    Apr 11, 2011 at 8:47
  • @Raphink: I have changed the code to retain the \chapter* command and chapter marks, but has removed the normal chapter heading. Note that the table of contents (if you are using it) is now a mess and also needs some redefinitions
    – Danie Els
    Apr 11, 2011 at 9:57
  • Ouch, that's redefining quite a few things at a low level. Is there no easy way to not print the chapter headings?
    – raphink
    Apr 11, 2011 at 11:59

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