Is there a way to change the chapter style in scrbook like in memoir with \chapterstyle{}?

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    You see, people either use memoir or KOMA-script, rarely both. If you offer a picture or a description of what you want, for readers who are not familiar with memoir, but with KOMA-script, you'll improve the likelihood to get a good anwswer.
    – Keks Dose
    Jun 11, 2013 at 11:39
  • @KeksDose Sorry, if the question was unclear. I was asking if there was a similar scrbook command to memoir's \chapterstyle{}.
    – Jeel Shah
    Jun 11, 2013 at 11:41
  • I have no idea, what \chapterstyle{} is doing, and a repetition of what you want does clearly not improve my knowledge.
    – Keks Dose
    Jun 11, 2013 at 12:10
  • There is no \chapterstyle equivalent for the KOMA classes. Maybe have a look at mforbes' answer to tex.stackexchange.com/q/88895/5049 and my answer to tex.stackexchange.com/q/94430/5049 for inspiration how to modify KOMA's chapter headings
    – cgnieder
    Jun 11, 2013 at 14:11

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AFAIK KOMA-Script does not provide something like \chapterstyle. Nevertheless there are some options that influence the output and behaviour of chapters, see Section "3.16 Structuring of Documents", e.g.:

  • Options, where the chapter starts: open={any|right|left}
  • Prefix: chapterprefix={true|false}, appendixprefix={true|false}
  • Font sizes and other formatting of the chapter title: headings={big|normal|small|...}
  • Options for what goes into the table of contents/header line.
  • Number format (with/without dot at end, ...)
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    There are also the hooks \chapterheadstartvskip and \chapterheadendvskip which can be redefined. Per default they are defined to some \vspace*{...} (depending on the headings option)
    – cgnieder
    Jun 11, 2013 at 14:05
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    Is it possible to use fncychap? Or is that not a good idea?
    – Jeel Shah
    Jun 11, 2013 at 19:39

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