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I want to have a single chapter heading centered. The other chapter headings should not be centered.

I tried the following:

\usepackage{lipsum} % for filler text


\chapter*{\centering{single centered heading}}



\chapter*{regular not centered heading}

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There probably is an official way to do this seems to work to \chapter*{\makebox[1.0\linewidth]{single centered heading}}. – Peter Grill Jun 21 '12 at 7:12
You should check Yannis Lazarides' answer to this question: tex.stackexchange.com/a/53034/5872 – henrique Jun 23 '12 at 1:44
@Peter: Thanks, that works even better since it doesn't produce a warning (\centerline is a TeX not a LaTeX command). – red_rain Jun 25 '12 at 7:57
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\chapter*{\centerline{single centered heading}}

works only for a single line. For two or more lines use \parbox{\linewidth}{\centering ...}

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Thanks, works like a charm. – red_rain Jun 21 '12 at 7:19

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