I am currently using the following code to print the section and subsection in the header.

\rfoot{\textit{Page \thepage}}


However, if I try to use \mathcal in the section titles, it causes an error. How do I get around this?

  • How does this differ from your earlier question: tex.stackexchange.com/q/533524 ? – barbara beeton Apr 3 at 20:42
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    Put \protect before \mathcal when the latter is used in a section (or similar) heading. – barbara beeton Apr 3 at 20:43
  • @barbarabeeton it doesn't, but no one answered my previous question – Manj Apr 3 at 21:38
  • Suppose the heading is \section{Properties of \mathcal{S}_n}. Where would I add \protect? – Manj Apr 3 at 21:45
  • \section{Properties of \protect\mathcal{S} ... – barbara beeton Apr 3 at 22:02

LaTeX will define \leftmark and \rightmark for you, don't force it.


\usepackage{lipsum} % for mock text


\fancyfoot[R]{\itshape Page \thepage}





\section{Test section}

\subsection{Test subsection $\mathcal{A}$}



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