I'm writing a thesis using memoir as my class. I would like a header similar to fancyhdr, but this is not emulated in memoir. I know how to make my own pagestyle, however when I try to refer to the chapter name it only prints the chapter number. On verso pages, I want the chapter name to be left ragged and the section name to be right ragged, and vice versa on recto pages. My code looks like this:

    \makeevenhead{dtu}{\sffamily \thechapter}{}{\sffamily \thesection}
    \makeoddhead{dtu}{\sffamily \thesection}{}{\sffamily \thechapter}
    \makeevenfoot{dtu}{\sffamily \thepage}{}{}

But it only prints the numbers, not the number + name of the chapter/section! How can I include the number+name of each chapter and section in the header?


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Use \leftmark/\rightmark instead of \thechapter/\thesection. See p. 120 of the memoir manual for details.








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    ha may need to set the chapter and section marks as well if they are much different than the default, hence the reference to my article.
    – daleif
    Oct 18, 2012 at 11:31
  • Tak for din artikel, Lars. Jeg har også hentet din bog. Dit arbejde er meget værdsat :-) Oct 22, 2012 at 8:46

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