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I have what I thought was a simple thing to do in latex. I need to take several titles and make them LARGE,bold face,in Bookman font, and red in colour. Is the easiest way to accomplish this to use a new environment? Below is what I tried without success.




I Corinthians 4:1-6


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It should be \newenvironment. – azetina Aug 29 '12 at 19:08
You are also missing your closing } for the begin part of the newenvironment command – J M Aug 29 '12 at 19:10
There is no \endcentering. Do you mean \endcenter? – clemens Aug 29 '12 at 19:10
@cgnieder is right! – azetina Aug 29 '12 at 19:14
Yes that was it, I was missing a closing } - Thanks! – Michael Dykes Aug 29 '12 at 19:28
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You could use titlesec to redefine the formatting of (say) \section appropriately:

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%\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}% http://ctan.org/pkg/fontenc
%\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}% http://ctan.org/pkg/inputenc
\usepackage{xcolor}% http://ctan.org/pkg/xcolor
\usepackage[explicit]{titlesec}% http://ctan.org/pkg/titlesec
\usepackage{lipsum}% http://ctan.org/pkg/lipsum



\section{I Corinthians 4:1-6} \lipsum[1]

titlesec's \titleformat command has the following interface (from the titlesec documentation):



  • <command> is the sectioning command to be redefined, i. e., \part, \chapter, \section, \subsection, \subsubsection, \paragraph or \subparagraph.

  • The paragraph shape is set by <shape>, whose possible values are those described above (see p 3-4).

  • <format> is the format to be applied to the whole title—label and text. This part can contain vertical material which is typesseted just after the space above the title.

  • The label is defined in <label>. You may omit it if there is no section label at that level, but note that by removing it the number is not suppressed in the table of contents and running heads.

  • <sep> is the horizontal separation between label and title body and must be a length. This space is vertical in display shape; in frame it is the distance from text to frame. Both <label> and <sep> are ignored in starred versions of sectioning commands. If you are using picture and the like, set this parameter to 0pt.

  • <before> is code preceding the title body. The very last command can take an argument, which is the title text.

  • <after> is code following the title body. The typeset material is in vertical mode with hang, block and display; in horizontal mode with runin. Otherwise is ignored.

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Ok, and thanks! That simplifies it and does what I wanted. – Michael Dykes Aug 29 '12 at 20:09

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