I'm struggling with removing/suppressing the page number from pages with chapter headings. When using \usepackage[pagestyles]{titlesec} and


the page number on pages with only text is suppressed, but still appears on pages with chapter headings.. The pagestyle is used fro the Preface and Problem Description, right before the Abstract..

for the main text i use:


and for the appendix:


I only like to take away the page number on pages with chapter heading in mystylep pages..










\chapter*{Problem Description}

Text text text text text ..............


Assignment given: date
Supervisor: NAME


text text text text ........
  • The first page of a chapter is switch to the plain pagestyle, if I am not misremembering... So you could redefine that, or renew the chapter command to use a different pagestyle – Seamus Jun 14 '11 at 10:23
  • I do that with scrpage2 and it works fine (I know that's not an answer to the question, just a suggestion). – ℝaphink Jun 14 '11 at 10:54
  • @Raphink I think scrpage2 is an excellent suggestion, in general, although perhaps in this case the author has too much already invested in the titlesec definitions... – Seamus Jun 14 '11 at 11:16
  • @Seamus Word!!! – latexmp Jun 14 '11 at 11:18

This is as easy as:


This is explained on page 7 (section 3.5) of the titlesec manual.


A quick fix for the actual problem seems to be to put \thispagestyle{empty} just after your \chapter command.

  • Seamus: have tried it before, and I don't know why, it does not work.... – latexmp Jun 14 '11 at 10:42
  • @latexmp try putting the above code after your pagestyle definitions. Also, try making a minimal working example (MWE): I can't reproduce your problem from the description you have given of it. – Seamus Jun 14 '11 at 10:53
  • @Seamus I will try. – latexmp Jun 14 '11 at 11:04
  • @Seamus If i can't suppress the numbers, any way I can make "Problem Description" have the same layout as the abstract without the use of \chapter* and make the "Preface" look the same without the use of \chapter* (same layout as Problem Description has now..)? – latexmp Jun 14 '11 at 11:23
  • @latemp let me know if my edit helps... – Seamus Jun 14 '11 at 11:26

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