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I'm using the following to center align chapters. Heres the code

 \newcommand{\cchapter}[1]{\chapter[#1]{\centering #1}}

And using \cchapter to format chapters. But the chapter heading for eg. "Chapter 1" is not getting center aligned. How can I achieve that?

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I recommend to use the titlesec package. Here's an example:

  {\chaptertitlename\ \thechapter}{20pt}{\Huge}

This is similar to the standard chapter plus \centering.

I prefer sans serif headings, because I think bold headings with serifs are too heavy. Hoewver, serifs are great for body text. Recently I used this:

  {\chaptertitlename\ \thechapter}{0pt}{\Huge}

To get:

enter image description here

Also because of the lighter appearance of those bold headings, KOMA-Script classes use sans-serif headings by default.

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That was perfect. Thanks. Unfortunately I can't upvote yet – tsudot Mar 15 '11 at 11:49

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