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I am using this format for my section and subsection headings (it is centered and numbers have dots):


\titlelabel{\thetitle.\quad} %dots after title number

But I cannot unbold it by using most of the unbold commands because centering changes in most of them. Is there way to unbold the section and subsection headings with this format?

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If you do not want to use the \titleformat command, load the package with


The easiest way is with sectsty and the “traditional” way for adding a period.


\usepackage{lipsum} % just for the example

% titles are medium weight and centered

% we want a period after the section number
\renewcommand{\@seccntformat}[1]{\csname the#1\endcsname.\quad}

\section{A section}
\subsection{A subsection}

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