I'm new here and I'm into headers with package fancyhdr. My request is: I want on even pages, CHAPTER NUMBER, in the odd pages CHAPTERTITLE. So in a way like: [E] \chaptername \thechapter [O] \chaptermark

I face some issues with \renewcommand on \leftmark and \rightmark that I cant't edit both entry simoultaneously. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks

\usepackage[a4paper,top=2.5cm,bottom=2.5cm,left=2.5cm,right=2.5cm, bindingoffset=5mm]{geometry}                                                            

\markboth{\MakeUppercase{\chaptername\ \thechapter}}{#1}}

\fancyhead[RE]{\slshape \leftmark}
\fancyhead[LO]{\slshape \leftmark}
\fancyhead[LE,RO]{\slshape \thepage}


  • Welcome to TeX.SX! A tip: You can use backticks ` to mark your inline code. Could you please provide a minimal working example (MWE) so that we could help you more easily? – ebosi Apr 19 '16 at 12:40
  • It would help if you could specify where the relevant pieces should appear. Left, centered or right? – user31729 Apr 19 '16 at 12:47
  • Sure, i'm adding a few code lines. i'm feeling a newbie =( – Chris Apr 19 '16 at 12:47
  • Don't worry: we've all started at the beginning, and you're here at the right place for your questions! – ebosi Apr 19 '16 at 12:56
  • You want following hearder, don't you? [2n]_____Chapter X_|_Chapter-Name_______[2n+1] – ebosi Apr 19 '16 at 12:59

the answer provided by Christian Hupfer solves, in a specific way, the issue. But when I've added nomenclature nomencl and bibliography bibtex, headings become painful. So I discovered \usepackage{titleps}, instead of fancyhdr that provide simple solution: set up plain and main pagestyle and other styles builded up eg. for nomenclature and bibliography , changing pagestyle whenever you want.

  • I can't solve things which aren't in your 'MWE' -- As your answer implies: My answer is useless for you and I can delete it – user31729 Apr 20 '16 at 6:18
  • @ChristianHupfer I'm sorry, next time I'll be more specific. I discovered this issue later. BTW thank you – Chris Apr 20 '16 at 6:23

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