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How can I start my chapter from "Chapter 2" instead of "Chapter 1".

I am preparing LaTeX document for each chapter. when I put \chapter{Introduction}, it produces "Chapter 1" Introduction. However I want it to be "chapter 2" Introduction instead.

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You need to specify \setcounter{chapter}{1} before your chapter command for the introduction. This is due to the fact that the \chapter{} command increments the chapter counter of one before printing any output.

\documentclass{report}

\begin{document}
\setcounter{chapter}{1}
\chapter{Introduction}

\end{document}

This code produces the following output:

Output

EDIT An alternative proposed by Gonzalo Medina is to use instead \stepcounter{chapter} instead of \setcounter{chapter}{1} for the same output.

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    @SeanAllred, I tried to make it clearer in my answer. Thanks for commenting. – Ludovic C. Jul 17 '13 at 13:34
  • :-) [filler text] – Sean Allred Jul 17 '13 at 13:40
  • It works! Cool! I appreciate your time. – Sudip Shrestha Jul 17 '13 at 14:35

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