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In my report, some chapter headings are long and they come in more than one line. The spacing between them is not aesthetically appealing. I need to reduce that line spacing. Kindly suggest a solution.

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The following def is from report.cls and \renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{0.85} has been added. Adjust the stretch to your taste. It is probably better to have shorter chapter titles.

\makeatletter
\renewcommand\@makechapterhead[1]{%
  \vspace*{50\p@}%
  {\parindent \z@ \raggedright \normalfont
    \ifnum \c@secnumdepth >\m@ne
        \huge\bfseries \@chapapp\space \thechapter
        \par\nobreak
        \vskip 20\p@
    \fi
    \interlinepenalty\@M
    \Huge
    \renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{0.85}
     \bfseries #1\par\nobreak
    \vskip 40\p@
  }}
\makeatother
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