# Memoir headers with small caps

Is there a way to set `memoir` page headers in letterspaced small caps? I didn't like the header's default style (uppercase), so I've added `\nouppercaseheads` in my preamble. This gives italic. Beautiful, but small caps would've been even better!

Use `\renewcommand*{\memUChead}[1]{\textsc{\MakeTextLowercase{#1}}}`. Instead of using `\textsc` and `\MakeTextLowercase`, you could also just use a smaller size macro, e.g. `\small`, to make the all caps headings smaller. This produces fake small caps, which normally are not equal to real small caps, but this could produce similar results when using a font that doesn't have real small caps.
Looking at the `memoir` class manual, you can find that `\nouppercaseheads` redefines `\memUChead` to be `\relax`, i.e. do nothing. Thus, you can redefine it yourself to do whatever you want to the header text.