I'm using the KOMA-Script Book class to create a book in LyX. I don't want to have any headers in my book, but they're active by default. Is there anything I can do to turn them off?

Thank you for any help you may provide!

  • You might want to take a look at the LyX example files that use KOMA-Script Book. For example, try File > Open, click on "Examples" button, click on the "thesis" folder and open thesis.lyx
    – scottkosty
    Commented May 2, 2016 at 14:01

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There are four predefined page styles that can be used with KOMA-Script class without loading an additional package for header and footer.

You can use \pagestyle{plain} to get the page number in footer but an empty header.

  • empty: header and footer are empty
  • headings: page number in footer, headings will be set by chapters, sections etc.
  • myheadings: page number in footer, headings have to be set by the user
  • plain: page number in footer, header is empty

The default page style of scrbook is headings. So the chapter will be in header on even pages and the sections on odd pages.

It seems that you want to use page style plain.

\usepackage{blindtext}% dummy text


Or you can use \pagestyle{myheadings}. This pagestyle allows to set own header entries using \markboth or \markright. These entries will then not be changed by new chapters or sections.

\usepackage{blindtext}% dummy text

\blinddocument% empty header
  {My header entry on even pages}
  {My header entry on odd pages}
\blinddocument% header with own entries
  • Note that in LyX, the page style can be set inside Document properties > Page format. \markboth can be entered by hand in the preamble tab.
    – G.M.
    Commented May 2, 2016 at 14:44
  • Thank you, esdd. It seems to work perfectly. I'm very thankful for your reply! :)
    – Aces
    Commented May 3, 2016 at 5:33

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