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In the beginning of a new chapter, Latex have

Chapter 1


instead of this format i want to have



can you pls suggest how to customize the chapter?

Thanks in advance

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which class are you using? With scrbook and scrreprt it is as easy as \documentclass[chapterprefix]{scrbook} \renewcommand*\chapterformat{\thechapter} – clemens Jan 31 '14 at 15:13

You can use the titlesec package:




\chapter{Test chapter}


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Without any packages, you can redefine \@makechapterhead as defined in report.cls:


  {\parindent \z@ \raggedright \normalfont
    \ifnum \c@secnumdepth >\m@ne
        \vskip 20\p@
    \Huge \bfseries #1\par\nobreak
    \vskip 40\p@


\chapter{Test chapter}

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The following example patches \@makechapterhead, the macro that formats the chapter title in class report:


  \errmessage{Patching \string\@makechapterhead\space failed}%



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