I would like to insert my personal acknowledgements by means of a \chapter*{acknowledgements} command after the end of appendix. I created the appendix in the usual manner, with \appendix or \begin{appendices}-\end{appendices} but, since my acknowledgements are spread along three pages, on the third one of ack. chapter there is the appendix header on the top displaying the appendix title. How can I remove it? It seems that TeX thinks that acknowledgements chapter still is an appendix chapter.

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    – user31729
    Sep 21, 2014 at 19:45

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immediately following the line


insert this command:


you may have to input this in all caps to match the running head style for the rest of your document.

some document classes don't make proper running heads from the titles when entered with \chapter*, and it appears that you're using one of them.

  • Wouldn't be useful to put before the \chapter*{Acknowledgments}, the \backmatter macro?
    – Aradnix
    Sep 22, 2014 at 2:14
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    @Aradnix -- it's a judgment call whether \chapter*{Acknowledgments} should be placed after \backmatter. (i wouldn't ordinarily, but i can understand why others might.) in any event, it wouldn't help fix the running heads -- that is definitely a consequence of the documentclass-specific design. Sep 22, 2014 at 13:15

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