# How to reverse the changes in the headline formatting in scrbook?

A friend asked me for help, as there have been some changes in the formatting that scrbook provides, which is not good for an updated edition of a book.

Currently, I am tweaking his sources in order to have the pdf look similar to the old version. Particularly page breaks should be consistent.

Mainly the chapter headlines seem to have changed (also the itemize parsep...) such that there are ending points in the numbers and the font seems to have gotten wider but thinner. Also the parsep after a headline has increased significantly. See pic (where I already removed the point).

Does anyone have an idea how to get to the old look for the headlines?

A simple

\setkomafont{disposition}{\bfseries}


has no effect. Seems that this should already be fat...

compile output for the versions i use right now:

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.11 (TeX Live 2010)
...
(./master.tex
LaTeX2e <2009/09/24>
...
Document Class: scrbook 2010/06/17 v3.06 KOMA-Script document class (book)


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tanks egreg! Without the pic, the question had not much meaning. –  Hecke Mar 5 '12 at 9:55

Regarding the font, you could use

\setkomafont{disposition}{\normalfont\bfseries}


To modify the distance before and after a chapter heading, here are examples how you can redefine those vertical skips:

\renewcommand*{\chapterheadstartvskip}{\vspace{4ex}}

@Hecke For me it works. You could even extend it to \setkomafont{disposition}{\normalfont\rmfamily\bfseries}. The best would be if you would post a reduced copy of the document, which just shows the heading problem, so we don't need to guess about all packages and settings. –  Stefan Kottwitz Mar 5 '12 at 9:57
@Hecke I strongly suggest keep this fontenc line, it's important for hyphenating words with umlauts, for example. But install the cm-super package with the TeX Live Manager tlmgr - this fixes it without any changes to your document. I'm sure your friend has it installed, which explains that his version looked better. –  Stefan Kottwitz Mar 5 '12 at 10:25