I'm writing my thesis and I'struggling with the header

In the header I want to have just the chapter name with no number and no "Chapter 1."

Here is what I'm using now


{\normalfont\bfseries}{}{0pt}{\huge}      % To supress the word "Chapter"


Would also be nice to have the page number right and left depending on odd or even number.

Have anyone a clue?

Thank a lot.



The solutions of Bernard and Pieter worked for me. I forgot to place twoside in the \documentclass option. Without twoside page number will be on the right side on each page.

2 Answers 2


Since you have to load titlesec, you can use the [pagestyles] option to use its companion package titleps, which makes it much simpler (no marks required):

{\normalfont\bfseries}{}{0pt}{\centering\huge} % To suppress the word "Chapter"


\chapter{A First Chapter}



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  • Thanks for your help, your solution worked!
    – Gioele
    Commented Jun 6, 2021 at 8:50

You would have to redefine \chaptermark to only include the chapter name.



Regarding the page number, use




depending on which side. If you also want to have the page numbers the same on the first page of a chapter:

  • Work for me Thank you a lot!
    – Gioele
    Commented Jun 6, 2021 at 8:50

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