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Need Help in formatting my Book - Chapter headings - Headers

I am a Chemical Engineering graduate and I am helping my mentor in typesetting his book. He has given me the text and equations in MS Word and I have to convert the same in LaTeX. I used Adobe ...
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Start text on second page (without \chapter) at same position as on first page (with \chapter)

This MWE shows what I am trying: % arara: pdflatex \documentclass[oneside]{book} \usepackage{color} \begin{document}% \chapter*{A}% Some text% \clearpage% \vspace*{-1pt}% ...
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Reducing chapter and section spacing for scrbook

I'm using scrbook document class and using chapters and sections. The spacing between chapters and sections is quite large, too large for my taste (before and after the chapter and section). So my ...
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Chapters with long descriptive titles

I have document which require me that chapter headings consist of two parts: (1) Chapter number (Chapter 1, Chapter One etc.) or any other text with similar function and (2) descriptive title below ...
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Remove Spacing above Heading with removed Chapter-Text

I've a problem with removing the space above the Chapter text, when I've removed the "chapter". My minimal example is down below. In the image I show which space I'd like to reduce. I tried a lot with ...
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Reducing space before chapter works with english but not with hungarian babel package

I write my thesis recently and I want to reduce the spaces before chapters. I find the solution, but it isn't working for me with \usepackage[magyar]{babel} I use the following codes: ...
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Placement of Chapter Number in Makechapterstyle

In this code, I'm not able to move the chapter number, only the title. The chapter number should be at the same height as the chapter title. What command can I use? The chapter title should not be ...
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Removing gap above “Chapter X” introduces problems with the text formatting

I am trying to get the page layout of my thesis sorted out. I am using fancyhdr to give me the page number in the top right and chapter name in the top left with a horizontal rule under, and sectsty ...
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package quotchap vertical space before \chapter*

I use the package quotchap it is very nice. But for the star chapters, if I use quotation, there is no space between quotation and the title of the chapter. I tried, but witout any success, to add ...
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How to skip parskip linespread for all chapter definitions?

I'm trying to skip my parskip and linespread settings for all of my \chapter definitions. Here's my complete example: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,oneside,]{scrreprt} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Questions about chapter section and their formation

Hello, everyone, I want to arrange the chapter and section as the picture shown and The font should be Times New Roman, 12 point, could anyone give me some tips.
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Alignment of Part and Chapter headings text

Following this question of mine, I try to make the start of part and chapter title headings "vertically parallel" (right term?). Example of what I get: ("." not visible only to show space ...
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Adjusting spacing on chapter heading for all sections of a thesis

My university recently changed the formatting standards for thesis/dissertations, and I'm working with a LaTeX style file that has been hacked on by several others. It more or less works, but every ...
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Avoid vertical justify of chapter table of contents?

I'm creating a table of contents at the beginning of each chapter using: \makeatletter ...
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KOMA-Script scrbook: How to change V-space between chapter prefix and title

My university has style requirements for my dissertation that seem to be tailored to users of MS Word and the like. In particular, the formatting of section headers differs only by use of ...
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Relatively placed overlay based on string length

Background Using ConTeXt I'm trying to reproduce the following result: The problem centres around the first character of the chapter title being offset a relative distance from the chapter title. ...
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Reduce vertical space between chapter name and multi-line chapter title

I am trying to make my thesis satisfy my grad school's requirement. The titles of my chapters are long. What they suggest and I quote is "Entire chapter titles must be single spaced. For example, on ...
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How to reduce space between heading (e.g. “List of figures”) and contents in thesis [closed]

I have trouble reducing the space between the the title like LIST OF FIGURES, TABLE OF CONTENTS, etc., and the list body body in my thesis. I had the same problems with chapter headings, which I fixed ...
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Same vertical spacing for chapter and chapter*

I use \chapter*{} in the \frontmatter and \chapter{} in the \mainmatter. I use titlesec and the styling of the chapter headings is this: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper,openany,oneside]{book} ... ...
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Decrease space before and after chapter in fncychap

I would like to decrease the space before and after the chapter name due to space constraints. I am using the fncychap. Here is the MWE: \documentclass{report} \usepackage[Glenn]{fncychap} ...
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Vertically center block of text including chapter for dedication page

I have a dedication page in my book (using \documentclass[a4paper,11pt,openany,oneside]{book}. It is in a separate chapter and contains two small paragraphs. The chapter is on a separate page. At the ...
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Symbol for chapter endings?

Is there an accepted way of marking a chapter ending? Right now I have new chapters start on new pages, but that leaves the last page of the previous chaater looking rather unfinished. I know that ...
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1answer
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Spacing problem at chapter end

For most of the chapters in my document, LaTeX lays out the text wonderfully. The text goes right down to the page number. However, for a few of the chapters, I have the problem pictured above. ...
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435 views

Space length between the chapter number and the chapter title

How can I learn the horizontal distance between the chapter number and the chapter title both in ToC and the body text where I use \documentclass[12pt,reqno]{book}. Which keys hold these values?
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Chapter title placement

How can I delete the white space between the chapter's title and the beginning of the page? That is, how to place a chapter's title the higher possible? I am using the book class.
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Distance between chapter title and the baseline of the following text

Consider the code below. The distance between the chapter title and the baseline of the following text is font dependent. I assume that there is a glue between the chapter title and the top of the ...
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Space above chapter with titlesec

The following code gives me some space above the chapter title, that I'd like to avoid: \documentclass{book} \usepackage[showframe]{geometry} \usepackage{titlesec} \titleformat{\chapter}[frame] {} ...
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Space before chapters titles in ClassicThesis

I want to add some space before the chapters titles in classicthesis to get an effect like this thesis so I have modified the classicthesis.sty in this manner: % chapters ...
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How to decrease spacing before chapter title?

I want to decrease the vertical space between the top of the page and the chapter heading. I have tried to follow the instructions for titlesec but I am not successful. I have tried the following two ...
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Change the vertical spacing above unnumbered sections headings

How can I change the vertical spacing above the section heading that dont have a number (like for instance the table of contents, the list of figures and the bibliograpy) while keeping the spacing of ...
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Change vertical position of \chapter

I am doing my Bachelor report. I can't get the chapter name to an higher location, so there is more space for text.
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Setting the upper margin of chapter titles in scrbook

In a scrbook document I need to set the chapter titles close to the upper page margin, without leading number and with a \hrule afterwards. Redefining \chapterheadstartvskip does the trick with the ...
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Title of chapter wanted nearer to the top of the page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Space before chapters and contents Is there any way of getting the title of the chapter closer to the top of the page than the default when using \chapter{blahblah}? I ...
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How can I hide the chapter headings number on LaTeX and change the spacing?

I'm writing my Thesis but I have run into some layout troubles, I'm using the standard book document class, which results in my Chapters headings in the form of: Chapter # Name of my chapter ...
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Space before chapters and contents

I am using LaTeX to write my dissertation, and I have realised that on the table of contents and on every chapter page, LaTeX leaves a lot of empty space. What I mean is that lets say in the page ...
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tocloft conditional spacing

This is my first question on stackexchange! I am using the tocloft package for my thesis and my university requires doublespacing before and after the chapter titles in the ToC, but only if the ...
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Prevent cleardoublepage in scrbook between chapters

For a new term paper i want to try out a template of our university which is based on scrbook. However, my first chapter is to short (1/2 page) that the second chapter follows after a \cleardoublepage ...
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fncychap package - vertical gap/space between text and heading too large - how to reduce?

The below example shows the table large gap between the top of the table of contents its section heading. How can this gap be reduced? \documentclass{book} \usepackage[Bjornstrup]{fncychap} ...
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Vertical space after title of unnumbered chapters (bibliography/ToC)

The title pretty much says it all: It is possible to add arbitrary vertical space after the title of the ToC or bibliography page within the report document class?
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Distance between chapter title and text

In my scrreprt I've changed distance between paragraphs with \setlength{\parskip}{9pt}. But \parskip changes also distance between chapter title and the paragraph. How can I change distance between ...
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How do I modify the amount of space between the heading and the chapter's number and/or name?

Currently, the space between the bottom of my header and the top of the chapter number is quite large and I would like to be able to reduce the space between the header and the chapter number. How ...