# Chapter formatting

I use report document class and the thing is that I would like to remove Chapter x phrase, add chapter number before chapter title and remove blank place between chapter name and top of page. For example normally it is like:

top of page
blank place
blank place
Chapter 1
Title of chapter
content


It would be better to be like this:

top of page
1. Title of chapter
content

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You can use the titlesec package; a little example:

\documentclass{report}
\usepackage{titlesec}

\titleformat{\chapter}[block]
{\normalfont\huge\bfseries}{\thechapter.}{1em}{\Huge}
\titlespacing*{\chapter}{0pt}{-19pt}{0pt}

\begin{document}

\chapter{Test chapter}

\end{document}

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 it works, thanks – scdmb May 19 '11 at 14:48