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I am trying to compose with *TeX a document that looks like a GDR manual. Basically I need to set a different font, style and color for chapter, section, subsection and subsubsection labels.

It is quite easy to change the color and style: I exploited, for instance, specific commands of the xcolor and titlesec packages (namely definecolor and titleformat, if you ask).

Since I mainly use LaTeX to compose scientific papers (where the font is quite standard), I just recently started to look for ways to have different fonts inside a document.

According to the information that I managed to retrieve, the easiest way to change the font is to use XeTeX/LuaTeX and fontspec. But how am I supposed to change each single sectioning style? I have only found references about how to change the default, sf, sc, etc. font.

Is there any better way to set font, style and color with respect to my goal? How do I change file size to a give value in points?

Moreover, can I place the "Chapter N" and "Name of the Chapter" parts of a chapter sectioning wherever I want? I would like to obtain the same effect as here, where "Trade Dress" should be "Chapter N" and "STATEMENT", instead, the "Name of the Chapter".

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closed as unclear what you're asking by Joseph Wright Aug 3 at 8:02

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Does these commands \newfontface\sctitle[Color=ff000000]{Linux Biolinum Bold}\titleformat{\section}{\sctitle\Large}{\thesection~}{0pt}{} (and analogous ones for subsections, chapters...) give the effect that you are looking for? –  guillem Jan 17 '13 at 14:53
It seems it does not load the .ttf files I'd like to use so I cannot say if it works for me... –  Stefano Bragaglia Jan 17 '13 at 16:06
Any idea on how to use the Agenda Bold .ttf that is freely available from here from current directory? –  Stefano Bragaglia Jan 17 '13 at 16:15
If you are on Ubuntu, just drop the *.ttf file on the directory /home/<your username>/.fonts/ and wait a few seconds. That's what I did anyway. On the other hand, the fontspec package offers the option ExternalLocation, so you can alternatively use \newfontface\sctitle[Color=ff000000,ExternalLocation=/font/path/here/]{font name.ttf}. Mind the last / on the font path! –  guillem Jan 18 '13 at 6:52
Hi Guillem, thanks for the kind reply! I'm on a Mac, I don't know what I exactly did, but after an hour of tentatives, I managed to have that font displayed. Later today I will experiment more to see if I get the desired result! Thanks for now. –  Stefano Bragaglia Jan 18 '13 at 9:38