I'm using memoir class and I would like to know if it's possible to change the heading name of a specific chapter because the chapter title is too long and it's not well displayed as a heading in each page, only in the main chapter title. I mean, I want this title to appear on the top of each page

'Capítulo 2 Influencia de las IDM en el espectro de ondas de espín'

and as a chapter title, that appears this

'Capítulo 2 Influencia de las Interacciones de Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya en el espectro de ondas de espín'

(I'm writing in spanish)

Thanks beforehand, Dave

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    You can write `\chapter[Short title for headings]{Long, rambling chapter title to fill up the first page (hopefully)}
    – vonbrand
    Commented Feb 6, 2013 at 1:39

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It's the same as the standard classes, you can go


and the short form is used in headers and table of contents.

  • I assume so but I know nothing of lyx. Commented Feb 6, 2013 at 1:32
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    For what it's worth, memoir gives you up to two optional arguments: \chapter[<ToC entry>][<header entry>]{<chapter title>}. Otherwise, the [short] is used for both headers and the ToC.
    – jon
    Commented Feb 6, 2013 at 1:38
  • Oh, thanks. In LyX it's just to put that command in an ERT box.
    – PerroNoob
    Commented Feb 6, 2013 at 2:16

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