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I'd like to modify the chapter appearance to become similar to this draft:

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I use XeLaTeX and Minion Pro/Myriad Pro (from Adobe Reader) as main fonts (the sans font in the screenshot might be a different type). Are there any package I could use, and does that imply a specific document class?

I need to have DINA4 and thought of KOMAscript (scrbook), but found that memoir might have better section styling abilities... However, I've got no idea where to start.

Update: It seems to work now. Does anybody know if the fncychap package could be used to draw something like this (with a full sidewidth line): second

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If you really want to use this style, you can use the Lenny style from the fncychap package and make some adjustments; for example:

\documentclass{book}
\usepackage[Lenny]{fncychap}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\usepackage{xcolor}

\ChNameVar{\fontsize{14}{16}\usefont{OT1}{phv}{m}{n}\bfseries}
\ChNumVar{\fontsize{60}{62}\selectfont\color{gray}}
\ChTitleVar{\Huge\bfseries}

\begin{document}

\setcounter{chapter}{2}
\chapter{Chapter Title}

\end{document}

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The lmodern package was only used because it admits the font sizes used. In your actual document you might need to make some adjustments to the font attributes and use fonts which admit them. In the example I used the book document class, but this will also work with memoir.

  • Thank you. I changed "\color" by "\textcolor" and it did look like intended. – dabbl0r Jul 27 '13 at 19:12

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