I am trying to use fancyhdr, but I can't get it to not show the section and to keep the normal case for title and 'Chapter'.

How can I have my heading to be "Chapter 1. The title of the chapter" (left aligned on all pages)

\renewcommand{\headrulewidth}{0pt} % optional
  • Thanks! I removed the \thepage as I already have the page number in the bottom. I now found out that removing the section is just a matter of overwriting it with this commands.
    – Peter Smit
    May 26 '11 at 10:28

The titlesec package offers a very good alternative to the fancyhdr package for designing page styles; here's a little example doing what you need:

\usepackage{lipsum}% to generate filler text

  \headrule\sethead{\chaptername\ \thechapter. \chaptertitle}{}{}


\chapter{Test chapter}
\section{Test section}


delete \headrule if you don't need the rule below the headline.

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