Now that I have turned numbering on, \leftmark shows chapter title with number in my header. like

1 ChapterTitle

How do I remove the number?

these are my settings

\ifoot{\rule{0pt}{\ht\strutbox+\dp\strutbox}\SomeChapterNameCommand} % want chapter name here
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    How exactly are you building your headers? Provide a minimal working code. Aug 18, 2011 at 15:22
  • No.. I only want to remove the chapter number from the footer text, not the chapter itself.
    – yolo
    Aug 19, 2011 at 11:22

2 Answers 2


In case of the KOMA-Script classes, the formatting of the chapter number in the headline is controlled by \chaptermarkformat. To get rid of the chapter number, you simply have to redefine \chaptermarkformat as:

  • this answer and \headmark works!
    – yolo
    Aug 19, 2011 at 12:18

Try redefining \chaptermark:


If that doesn't work, please add to your question some minimal working code showing the relevant settings involved in the header generation.

  • does not work.. added settings
    – yolo
    Aug 19, 2011 at 11:04

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