I like to add chapter names in my header. Currently I used this command

 \fancyhead[RO,LE]{Chapter \thechapter}

which can only show the chapter number . How can I add names instead of numbers.

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    Try \fancyhead[RO,LE]{\leftmark}. If that does not help, please show us a minimal working example.
    – Johannes_B
    Jun 9, 2015 at 11:15
  • Do you mean adding the chapter title?
    – Bernard
    Jun 9, 2015 at 11:15
  • Try this: Create \newcommand\myChapterTitle{}. At the beginning of each chapter, \renewcommand\myChapterTitle{whatever it is}. Then, in your heading, use \myChapterTitle instead of \thechapter.
    – RobtA
    Jun 10, 2015 at 1:24
  • yeah , \leftmark is working fine for me
    – botguide
    Jun 12, 2015 at 3:23

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\fancyhead[RO,LE]{\leftmark} should do what you want.

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