# scrbook page numbers are only present on first page of chapters

I have to submit my thesis tomorrow and al of a suddon do not get any pagenumbers for any but the first page of the chapters. Anybody out there who can help me? I fear I do not have time to build a mwe sadly.

Preamble settings:

\documentclass{scrbook}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}
\pagestyle{empty}
\begin{center}
\LARGE
My thesis\\
Submitted by Louis Cypher
\end{center}

\newpage
\chapter{Introduction}
\lipsum[1-5]
\end{document}


My system is Debian wheezy and TeX Live 2011.

• Please create a MWE (minimal working example) with the relevant packages. First of all -- Did you try \pagestyle{headings} – Marco Daniel May 6 '12 at 20:10
• You are lucky that you are not here. Otherwise I would kiss you ;-) I would never have found that in time. Please make an answer out of your comment. I had to deactivate the \pagestyle{empty} by a \pagestyle{heading} on the next page of course – louis cypher May 6 '12 at 22:26

scrbook defines different pagestyle for special pages. For example chapter.

\newcommand*{\titlepagestyle}{plain}
\newcommand*{\partpagestyle}{plain}
\newcommand*{\chapterpagestyle}{plain}
\newcommand*{\indexpagestyle}{plain}


If only page numbers are printed at chapter pages I guess you have the command \pagestyle{empty} somewhere in your document.

Based on this guess you can use \pagestyle{headings} to set the header and footer for "normal" text pages in your document.

Generally more secure would be to use a page specific style \thispagestyle{x} where it applies to one page only. For the title page, I agree with Schweinebacke. The environment titlepage is preferable where the empty page style is implicitly limited to the environment

For a general example which is not the title page:

\documentclass{scrbook}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}

\chapter{Abstract}
\lipsum[1-5]

\clearpage
\thispagestyle{empty}
\begin{center}
\LARGE
My thesis special page
Submitted by Louis Cypher
\end{center}

% Starting a new page with a new chapter
\chapter{Introduction}
\lipsum[1-5]

\end{document}


I would recommend to use the titlepage environment for the title page. This also locally uses page style empty for the title page and the backside of the title page:

\documentclass{scrbook}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}
\begin{titlepage}
\centering
\LARGE
My thesis\\
Submitted by Louis Cypher
\end{titlepage}

\chapter{Introduction}
\lipsum[1-5]
\end{document}