# fancyhdr headings , how to remove the number of the section

I'm French so it's not easy to explain my problem but I'll try.

I use fancyhdr to make my own headings (book class).

I want the section's title at the right of the heading in small caps, and only in odds pages. But when I print it I can read e.g., "2. DERIVATION" which is what I was expecting.

My question is: how can I remove the number of the section, so that I can obtain just "DERIVATION" and not "2.DERIVATION"?

I wrote :

``````\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\pagestyle{fancy}
\fancyfoot{} % clear all footer fields
\fancyfoot[LE,RO]{\thepage}
\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0 pt}
``````

`\leftmark` is for chapter and is OK.

The problem is with the `\rightmark`, how can I redefine it?

``````\renewcommand{\sectionmark}[1]{\markright{#1}}
• @egreg I cannot seem to make your solution work with my setup. I have `\rhead{\rightmark}` + your code. Jan 9 '15 at 9:49
• @macmadness86 Why should it be a duplicate? I retested the solution with a minimal preamble and it works. So your problem depends on what you're loading. Also the documentclass can be important: for instance, if you're using `article` with the `twoside` option. Jan 9 '15 at 10:16