# Minimal way to add text to scrbook header/footer

I am using scrbook class and have not configured it much. I don't intend to.

By default, the header for non-chapter pages is the section title, left-aligned on even pages and right-aligned on odd pages. Similarly, the footer is just the page number.

I simply want to add text to the footer (let's say it should now read Draft v1.1 Page #pagenumber). When I search for advice on how to modify the header/footer, I get examples which are doing more complicated things than just this.

I don't need the complexity of what other people are doing. I just want to replace the footer text with the above schema.

What's the minimal-code way to do this? I don't particularly care if I lose odd/even alignment or other such cosmetic tweaks, I just want to keep it simple.

You can redefine \pagemark to add the additional information:

\documentclass{scrbook}

\renewcommand\pagemark{{%
\usekomafont{pagenumber}Draft v1.1 Page \thepage
}}

\usepackage{blindtext}% only for the dummy text in this example
\begin{document}
\Blinddocument
\end{document}


If you do not want to use the font element pagenumber:

\documentclass{scrbook}

\renewcommand\pagemark{Draft v1.1 Page \thepage}

\usepackage{blindtext}% only for the dummy text in this example
\begin{document}
\Blinddocument
\end{document}

\documentclass{scrbook}
\usepackage{scrlayer-scrpage}
\usepackage{lipsum}