I am having trouble with the scrlayer-scrpage package. I am using the scrreprt class, for which scrlayer-scrpage is recommended. I have a two-sided document, where I want the page number on the outer bottom of the page and sections/subsections in the inner/outer header. I am using a MAIN-document, where I incorporate my chapters via \include{}. Following chapters are from my original document:



Maybe the inclusion has to do with one of my problems, as I cannot reproduce it in the MWE. That's why I put it here.

Now to my Problems:

  1. I set \ifoot*{\pagemark}, which gives me the correct page number in the correct position - but the page number is also given on the inside of the page (see MWE). If I uncomment \clearpairofpagestyles I get the desired page number position only, but get no headers at all. If it is commented, I get the described double page numbering, plus headers, that are sometimes correct, sometimes incorrect (see next problems :D).
  2. Headings in Glossary and Acronyms: If Glossary and Acronyms exceed one page, glossary gets a header, but acronyms doesn't (see MWE). I don't get it. Is there a way to suppress the heading on the second glossary page? I tried \thispagestyle{plain/empty}, but it does not affect the heading on the second glossary page at all.
  3. Headings just incorrect. I wasn't able to reproduce this problem in the MWE example, which is why I am thinking it might have to do with the \include thingy. In the original document I included the chapters displayed above. I know that the pagestyle is set to plain, whenever a new chapter starts - so I am not confused by empty headers at the beginning of a chapter. What does confuse me though, is that on the second page of the chapter "Zusammenfassung" a heading "Acronyms" appears. Chapter "Abstract" is only one page long - so there is no heading. Then comes "General Introduction", where again "Acronyms" appears on the second page. The same happens again, when the chapter "Aim and Approach" is included (again, second page). On the second page of the chapter "Material and Methods" "Materials" appears in the header, as intended. It also works fine in the "Results" chapter. But then, in the chapter "Discussion", the most recent section of the "Results" chapter is displayed. I think the problem arises, when there are no sections/subsections in the current chapter. But how do I tell LaTeX to not display anything or display the current chapter instead of the latest section/subsection? And why does it work without a problem in the Bibliography?

Here is my MWE, that unfortunately does not work for problem 3 (sorry =/).

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper,twoside,bibliography=totocnumbered]{scrreprt} % twoside=zweiseitiges Drucklayout
\usepackage[english]{babel}  % für Deutsch ngerman

\usepackage[headsepline,markcase=used]{scrlayer-scrpage} % Für die Kopf- und Fußzeile inkl. Trennlinie und Titel groß geschrieben 
%\clearpairofpagestyles %löscht Voreinstellungen von plain und des headings-Stils
%\setkomafont{pageheadfoot}{}% Fußzeile normale Schrift 

\usepackage[acronyms,toc,translate=babel,nopostdot,nonumberlist]{glossaries} % weitere Optionen: shortcuts

%%%%%%%%% Abkürzungen %%%%%%%%%%%

\newacronym{RP}{RP}{retinitis pigmentosa}
\newacronym{AMD}{AMD}{age-related macular degeneration}
\newacronym{LANUV}{LANUV}{Landesamt für Natur, Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz Nordrhein-Westfalen; State Agency for Nature, Environment and Consumer Protection Northrhine-Westfalia} 
\newacronym{HE}{HE}{hematoxylin and eosin}
\newacronym{LED}{LED}{light-emitting diode}
\newacronym{NaCl}{NaCl}{sodium chloride}
\newacronym{OCT}{OCT}{optical coherence tomography}
\newacronym{sd-OCT}{sd-OCT}{spectral-domain optical coherence tomography}
\newacronym{ffERG}{ffERG}{full-field electroretinography}
\newacronym{mfERG}{mfERG}{multifocal electroretinography}
\newacronym{MEA}{MEA}{multielectrode array}
\newacronym{IR}{IR}{inner retina}
\newacronym{OR}{OR}{outer retina}
\newacronym{ONL}{ONL}{outer nuclear layer}
\newacronym{OPL}{OPL}{outer plexiform layer}
\newacronym{IS}{IS}{inner segment}
\newacronym{OS}{OS}{outer segment}
\newacronym{IPL}{IPL}{inner plexiform layer}
\newacronym{INL}{INL}{inner nuclear layer}
\newacronym{GCL}{GCL}{ganglion cell layer}
\newacronym{NFL}{NFL}{nerve fiber layer}
\newacronym{ONF}{ONF}{optic nerve fiber layer}
\newacronym{ASR}{ASR}{Artificial Silicon Retina}
\newacronym{rd1}{rd1}{retinal degeneration 1}
\newacronym{rd10}{rd10}{retinal degeneration 10}

              \newline G-protein coupled photon receptor}

 description={Rod cGMP-specific 3',5'-cyclic phosphodiesterase subunit beta: 
              \newline G-protein effector enzyme}

 description={retinaldehyde binding protein:
              \newline 11-cis-retinaldehyde carrier}

% RP1
 description={microtubule-associated protein: 
             \newline microtubule formation and stabilization}

% cGMP
 description={cyclic guanosine monophosphate:
              \newline second messenger in phototransduction cascade}

 description={vascular endothelial growth factor:
              \newline signal protein involved in angiogenesis}

% mGluR6
 description={metabotropic glutamate receptor 6:
             \newline G protein-coupled receptor, linked to inhibition of cAMP}

 description={6-cyano-2,3-dihydroxy-7-nitro-quinoxaline-2,3-dione disodium:
              \newline AMPA/kainate receptor antagonist}

% DL-AP5
 description={DL-2-Amino-5- phosphonopentanoic acid:
             \newline NMDA receptor antagonist}

 description={meclofenamic acid:
             \newline gap junction blocker}

 description={dietary docosahexaenoic acid:
             \newline omega-3 fatty acid}

% FPG protein
\newglossaryentry{FPG protein}
 name=FPG protein,
 description={Formamidopyrimidine-DNA glycosylase:
              \newline repair endoduclease}

 description={Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate:
              \newline coenzyme; reducing agent; anabolic metabolism

 description={Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide:
              \newline coenzyme; oxidizing agent; catabolic metabolism

% RNAi
 description={RNA interference:
              \newline \textit{small interfering RNA} prohibits translation by interfering with \textit{messenger RNA}

 description={"alpha smooth muscle actin" staining:
              \newline stains microfilaments of the cytoskeleton, myofibroblasts 

 description={full width at half maximum:
              \newline in a gaussian curve, the width of the function on the x-axis at 50\,\% of the maximum on the y- 

 description={chemiblocker + Triton X-100 + sodium azide

% CT
 description={chemiblocker + Triton X-100

\renewcommand*{\glsnamefont}[1]{\textmd{#1}}  %Akronyme in normaler Schriftgröße (ohne diesen Befehl alles fett)


%------------------------    TOC   ------------------------   
\thispagestyle{empty} % nicht benötigt mit pagenumbering{gobble} am Anfang

%------------------------    KAPITEL   ------------------------   


These are glossary entries: \Gls{RHO}, \gls{PDE6B}, \gls{RLBP1}, \gls{RP1},
\gls{CT}, \gls{CTA}, \gls{FWHM}, \gls{SMA}, \gls{RNAi}, \gls{NADH},
\gls{NADPH}, \gls{FPG protein}, \gls{DHA}, \gls{MFA}, \gls{DL-AP5},
\gls{CNQX}, \gls{mGluR6}, , \gls{VEGF}, \gls{cGMP} and these are acronyms: 
\Gls{RP}, \gls{AMD}, \gls{LANUV}, \gls{HE}, \gls{UV}, \gls{LED}, \gls{NaCl},
\gls{OCT}, \gls{sd-OCT}, \gls{ERG}, \gls{ffERG}, \gls{mfERG}, \gls{MEA},
\gls{IR}, \gls{OR}, \gls{ONL}, \gls{OPL}, \gls{IS}, \gls{OS}, \gls{IPL},
\gls{INL}, \gls{GCL}, \gls{NFL}, \gls{ONF}, \gls{ASR}, \gls{rd1}, \gls{rd10}

I would really appreciate any help with this. Thank you all in advance.

  • In general it is better to ask only about one problem per question. That makes it more likely that you get useful answers and makes the question more relevant for future visitors. See tex.meta.stackexchange.com/q/7425/35864
    – moewe
    Aug 10, 2018 at 6:29
  • Okay, thank you. I will pay attention to that in future postings. I thought, as it was all scrlayer-scrpage related, it would be ok to post it together. I get your point, though.
    – Mina Meer
    Aug 13, 2018 at 19:42

1 Answer 1


To get the page number at the outer side (eg right on odd pages, left on even pages) of the footer you have to use \ofoot. But this is the default for a twosided document. So it would be enough to use

\usepackage[headsepline,markcase=used]{scrlayer-scrpage}% sets page style scrheadings

If you want to use \clearpairofpagestyles then

\usepackage[headsepline,markcase=used]{scrlayer-scrpage}% sets page style scrheadings

If the page numbers should be in inner footer (as in your example code), you can use

\usepackage[headsepline,markcase=used]{scrlayer-scrpage}% sets page style scrheadings


\usepackage{scrlayer-scrpage}% sets page style scrheadings

To use pagestyle empty on all pages of TOC etc. set


To switch back to scrheadings


Important: Use \cleardoubleoddpage before the change of the pagenumbering scheme.

\pagenumbering{arabic}% <- sets the page counter to 1

Regarding your 3. issue: Maybe you have to add option automark to the scrlayer-scrpage options:


or you have to use

  • Thank you for your reply. Issues 1 and 2 have been resolved by your suggestions. Issue 3 is kind of resolved. With your second suggestion and a \cleardoubleoddpage between the chapters it looks just like intended. For me, this solution works, but I am still curious if there is a solution that works without the \cleardoubleoddpage in between chapters. Thank you again for your help =)
    – Mina Meer
    Aug 14, 2018 at 8:54
  • \cleardoubleoddpage is only needed before you change the numbering scheme. It ensures that you are on an odd page when the page counter is reset to 1 (odd number).
    – esdd
    Aug 14, 2018 at 22:29

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