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"\markboth" not working

Postby lnsam22 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:19 am

Hi All.

I'm attempting to make my own headers for a paper I'm writing. I want to alternate between two headings: "Left" and "Right"; i.e. Page 1 has 'Left' written in the left corner (along with the page number), page 2 has 'Right' written in the right corner. Page 3 again has 'Left' written in the left corner, page 4 Right in right corner... and so forth.

My problem is: I'm not getting the Left and Right printing out when I use "\markboth". Only Left. Can you help me figure out why? And when you do, get them to alternate pages?



First page
Second page
Third page
Fourth page


Thanks much!
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"\markboth" not working

Postby frabjous » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:43 pm

The article class is one-sided by default, so it doesn't treat odd and even page numbers differently, and \rightmark is never used.



This, however, will have other effects you may or may not want.

Or better yet, use the fancyhdr package for more customizability.

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Re: "\markboth" not working

Postby lnsam22 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:16 pm

I'm using fancyhdr. You guys on this forum are really helpful. Thanks!

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