{chapters} is about the \chapter command which is one of the sectioning commands forming the logical structure of documents. This tag should only be used *in addition* to the more general {sectioning}.

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“Inspirational” quote at start of chapter

I recall seeing a package to make quotes like that of the following image at the start of a chapter, but I can't seem to find it again. (This image is from the book Combinatorics and Graph Theory ...
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Fancy chapter headings

I'm searching for nice predefined chapter headings. I've found the fncychap package, and seen that memoir has quite a few, too. Do you know other packages that provide predefined fancy chapter ...
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Bringhurst chapter style in memoir

I'm trying to imitate Robert Bringhurst's chapter style in memoir. The class includes one such chapter style, but does not typeset the chapter number on the right side margin, as in Bringhurst's book. ...
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How can I display a short chapter name in the header and a long chapter name in the ToC?

I am writing a book and one of my chapter has a very long title. As it can't be displayed correctly on the top of even pages, I provide a "short title name" via the \chapter[short title]{long title} ...
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List sections of chapter at beginning of that chapter

How can one have a mini table of contents for the current chapter appear just after the chapter name listing all sections of that chapter?
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How to create individual chapter PDFs

My document structure has one file with preamble (i.e. MainTex) and around 75 individual .tex files (i.e. Chapter_01, Chapter_02, ..., Chapter_75) representing each chapter. I am using \include ...
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How to remove headers and footers for pages between chapters?

To ensure that a new chapter starts on a right-hand page, the book class (and the report class with the options twoside and openright) will insert blank pages between chapters if necessary. However, ...
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Book layout Contents, Chapter, Section,

my goal is to get new style of Table of Contents, new style of Chapter and new style of section. I there is one more: how to change itemize native symbol for a black square? Table of Contents: text ...
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Why doesn't \pagestyle{empty} work on the first page of a chapter?

Here's a minimal case of the problem: \documentclass{book} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{document} \chapter{The first} This page has a page number\ldots \newpage \ldots but not this one. ...
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Start new chapter on same page

I am using report document class. When I create a new chapter, it starts it on a new blank page in which only the chapter name appears. I want to be able to start new chapters on the same page as the ...
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Remove “chapter #” from the chapter title but keep chapter number in the table of contents

I am using report document class. I want to remove word "Chapter" and "chapter number" from chapter title, so when new chapter starts I will get only chapter title. I can do it using: ...
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Fancy Chapter Headings

I'm reading a document created with TeX, and it has rather nice chapter headings. Does anyone know how this was done? Update Ok, I've got quite far using TikZ, the only thing I haven't got is the ...
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How to start new chapters on the right hand side

I use the report document class, and I would like that chapters always start on the right hand side, anyone an idea how this could be easily done?
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memoir without chapters

Is it possible to use memoir without having chapters?
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Change the word “Chapter” to something else

I am using fancyhdr. With that, using the command \renewcommand{\chaptername}{Lecture} has no effect. How can I change the name "Chapter" into something else?
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How do I get \chaptername to appear in the table of contents?

In my tex file I have changed the chapter name from 'Chapter' to 'Day', using: \renewcommand \chaptername {Day} But when I generate a table of contents it only shows '1' and not 'Day 1'. How do I ...
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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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Hansen-like chapter heading

I'm trying to customize the book class chapter headings. Something similar to memoir Hansen chapter style might be cool. But I'm quite stuck right now since I can't make the chapter title overlap the ...
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Chapters that openleft unless the chapter is only one page long

I'm using the memoir class, and would like new chapters to begin on the left-hand page, unless the chapters in question are only one page long. Neither openleft nor openany give this behavior. I am ...
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Keep chapter number of chapters inserted with \include

Okay, I've puzzled over this for a while and I can't work it out. I have a document with several chapters, using the memoir class. I've separated each chapter into separate files, and I'm including ...
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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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How can I produce a fancy chapter heading like this one?

I just found some chapter headings that are really nice: But I can't exactly figure out how to extend the rule off the margin and put the figure on the page before the chapter and the caption on the ...
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How to format the chapter heading?

How can I change the chapter heading of the book class to typeset centered chapter names as shown in the image above?
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Is it possible to define a `multicols{2}` preamble switch that works for \chapter?

With standard LaTeX, issuing \twocolumn in the preambe causes the document to be typeset in two columns -- except that \chapter will produce separate one-column chapter headings. \documentclass{book} ...
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Chapter on the right side - How to turn it off?

As a documentclass I use book. Chapters always start on the right hand side. How can I turn it off? I don't want to have empty pages. I don't care on which side starts new chapter.
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Table of Contents with Chapter

I'm attempting to modify the Table of Contents in my document. Currently, chapter one in my document is listed as 1 Introduction What I would like to see is Chapter 1 Introduction Seems ...
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Setting arbitrary chapter values

Friends, a colleague of mine showed me a book with a intriguing chapter structure: I was wondering how we could achieve something similar. I understand that this unusual numbering will break the ...
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Placing picture above \chapter?

Can anyone recommend/provide an example as to include pictures in the chapter headers? Any packages known for this? I have read about fncychap which looks great, but would still require add'l ...
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How can I set the vertical margin of my chapter headings?

I currently don't like the typesetting of a document. In my two sided document, I want that the chapter headings not have a vertical space before their appearance. The text on the second page should ...
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How to achieve this chapter style without using the memoir class?

As fncychap has no such chapter style, and using the memoir class will cause a lot conflicts with my current settings (book class), how to make this style (perhaps using the titlesec package)? Table ...
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Set chapters at section level in the table of contents

I have: \chapter{My first chapter} \chapter{My second chapter} \phantomsection \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{Appendixes} \appendix \makeatletter \def\toclevel@chapter{1}\def\toclevel@section{2} ...
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Are there any packages similar to fncychap?

I use fncychap this way: \usepackage[Conny]{fncychap} This lets me have pretty decent chapters, ToC and title page design. But the options are scarce and too popular. Are there any other packages ...
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Biblatex and citation reset between chapters

I have a feeling that there is an obvious answer to this question that I'm somehow managing to miss. However, I've tried most of the commands in the biblatex documentation and I still can't figure it ...
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“Chapter 2 1/2”: Custom Chapter Number [duplicate]

I'm copying to LaTeX my notes on Maths subject. My professor is quite weird, and "invented" a Chapter 2 1/2 (two and a half) between chapter 2 and chapter 3. For example: Chapter 2 Vector spaces and ...
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Did anybody manage to use the PhD package?

I've seen these very nice dicussion about fancy chapters: Fancy chapter headings It seems that the packages are now called PhD https://github.com/yannisl/phd I can't find any documentation about ...
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Can I re-use section labels across chapters?

I'm formatting a long document with many chapters. Most chapters contain some generic sections (e.g. "Introduction," "Results," ...) and most of them are already labeled accordingly (e.g. ...
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loading tocloft makes \ifdefined\chapter TRUE in article class

I am using the article class, and I discovered that the tocloft package defines \chapter, which will mess up with my other stuff. How does this happen? Can I make \chapter "undefined" again after ...
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Custom chapter heading

I'm currently writing my thesis, using the book class. I am trying to display the table of contents in this manner: And each chapter is displayed this way: I'm fairly new to latex and this is my ...
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Custom LaTeX chapter

Be default chapters look like: Chapter 1 Chapter name. How can I make chapters in LaTeX look something like this? Chapter 1. Chapter Name. That is: add a dot after chapter number, and place the ...
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Blurred Chapter Title

How can I create a blurred Chapter title such as this?
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How to remove page break after \part in report/book

I have tried to look through, but I couldn't find a clear solution on this. I have a document that uses report with multiple \chapters in multiple \parts as: \part{foo} \chapter{uno} \chapter{dos} ...
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Chapter title in header too long

How can I format the header on every page displaying the title of the current chapter? In one of my chapters the title is too long so it is running out of the page. Here's a minimal example of my ...
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How to create specific chapter style in book documentclass

I am using the book documentclass for my thesis. The chapter titles are the normal ones but I would like to know is it is possible to change them to something more fancy, preferable without changing ...
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how to suppress “chapter” in \chapter (while keeping numbering)

Using \chapter I get: Chapter 1. The meaning of this novel Chapter 2. The plot of this novel Chapter 3. The moral of this novel I want to get instead: 1. The meaning of this novel 2. ...
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One chapter without numeration

How can I make one chapter (Introduction) without number? I have: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{mwrep} \chapter{Introduction} \chapter{Chapter 1} \chapter{Chapter 2} In ToC I have: ...
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How to make this chapter heading style?

As fncychap has no such chapter style, and using the memoir class will cause a lot conflicts with my current settings (book class), how to make this style (perhaps using the titlesec package)? title ...
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Chapter number and chapter title in one line

This is what I want: Chapter 1 : Introduction but I always get: Chapter 1 Introduction How do I do this?
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Insert an image at the beginning of a chapter

I wish insert an image at the beginning of a chapter that, like in the figure attached, is seen in the white space at right of the title. Moreover, it must be different for every chapter of the book. ...
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Reference in LaTeX chapter style

I would like to add a note in the LaTeX Chapter environment that the work I am describing in the following has been published in a paper. In other words, it should look something like this: Chapter 6 ...
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\AtBeginChapter?

Are there any hooks that work like \AtBeginDocument for chapters, sections, etc.? Something like \AtBeginChapter? I would like to have the following code: \AtBeginChapter{% ...