I have the following preamble and I want the subsection not to be visible in the text. Instead of Chapter 1 "Blah Blah" I only want "Blah Blah to be visible. With this code I did it bu the subsections are still visible in the text. e.g. 2.5 "blah blah". How can I also remove 2.5 ??



\usepackage[skip=2pt, font=small, labelformat = empty]{caption}

\usepackage[paperwidth=17cm, paperheight=24cm]{geometry}


\renewcommand{\chaptermark}[1]{ \markboth{#1}{} }
\renewcommand{\sectionmark}[1]{ \markright{#1}{} }
  • Put \renewcommand\thesubsection{} in your preamble.
    – saldenisov
    Feb 19, 2014 at 22:08

1 Answer 1


No need to use titlesec for this. The easiest way to get all sectional units unnumbered is to set secnumdepth to -2 (or to -1 if parts should be numbered):




\chapter{Test chapter}
\section{Test section}
\subsection{Test subsection}
\subsubsection{Test subsubsection}


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  • Niiiice...!!! It worked perfectly..!! Thanks a lot..!! :-)
    – Stefanos
    Feb 19, 2014 at 22:19
  • @Stefanos You're welcome! Don't forget that you can accept answers that best solved your problems by clicking the checkmark to their left; in case of doubt, please see How do you accept an answer?. Feb 19, 2014 at 22:23
  • One more thing ...!! With the same preamble, each section is defined to start at almost the 2/3 of the page, meaning there is a small space and then goes the "Section 1: blah blah". Can I start each section at the beginning of the page like the other pages?
    – Stefanos
    Feb 19, 2014 at 22:24
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    @Stefanos As a general rule, one question per post. Please consider opening a new question with this new requirement. Feb 19, 2014 at 22:25

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