is it possible to have for example sections numbered in row above ? kind of like chapters work

instead of having:

1 Section alpha

2 Section beta

i'd like to have

Section 1


Section 2


is it possible to achieve with generic heading style?

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    What \documentclass are you using? Perhaps you can update your post to include a minimal working example (MWE). This should start with \documentclass and end with \end{document}. It just speeds up getting answers your way.
    – Werner
    Jun 28, 2013 at 22:41

2 Answers 2


You can do it with the package titlesec.



 {Section \thesection}


Some text before.

\section{A section}

\subsection{A subsection}


\section*{A numberless section}

Other text.


Adjust at will; the size of "Section 1" should be less than the title's size, in my opinion.

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  • great! this is exactly what i was looking for, thanks a lot ! Jul 2, 2013 at 19:51

With the following code I am able to produce this:

Result obtained

Is it what you want?

\section*{Section \thesection \\ Alpha}

\section*{Section \thesection \\ Beta}

If you want to automate it you can define a new command before the \begin{document} command:

\section*{Section \thesection \\ #1}}

And use this new command instead of the usual \section command



NOTE: This has been obtained using the article class.

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