# Change the chapter style in scrbook

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

• 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 '13 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 '13 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 '13 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 – clemens Jun 11 '13 at 14:11

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|...}
• 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) – clemens Jun 11 '13 at 14:05
• Is it possible to use fncychap? Or is that not a good idea? – Jeel Shah Jun 11 '13 at 19:39