I would like to include the chapter number only (i.e. without the word "chapter"), and its title on the left header on a page.

So far, I have used the following code:

\renewcommand{\chaptermark}[1]{\markright{\chaptername\ \ #1}{}}

It is not exactly what I want, though:

  • I have the bolded page number on the top right as desired;
  • I have the bolded chapter name on the top left as desired;


  • I also have the word "Chapter" appearing before the chapter name, and no number

What I would like to appear in the header is, for example:

2 Blabla

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1 Answer 1


\chaptername inserts the word Chapter. What you want is

\renewcommand{\chaptermark}[1]{\markright{\thechapter\ #1}{}}

Here is a minimal example:

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\renewcommand{\chaptermark}[1]{\markright{\thechapter\ #1}{}}
\fancyhf{}% Clear header/footer

\chapter{A chapter}

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