I'm using the memoir class with chapter style "veelo", which renders black boxes for numbered chapters:

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But not for unnumbered chapters:

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Is there a way to get these boxes also for unnumbered chapters? (preferably in the same line as the caption)

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Something like this:

       \resizebox{!}{\beforechapskip}{\chapnumfont \phantom{1}}%
       \hspace{.8em}% <-- there was a left over space 
  • Thank you, that is almost perfect. The "black box" is not on the same line as the chapter title though. Can that be fixed somehow?
    – Niko
    Jun 10, 2014 at 11:25
  • It is in the exact same spot every time. the unstarred version should not be placed in a different position. That will look strange (the box jumping up and down). It ought to be doable. But I do not have the time for it.
    – daleif
    Jun 10, 2014 at 11:36
  • @Niko, note there was a bug in my code, the two black boxes was not exactly the same with, fixed now.
    – daleif
    Jun 10, 2014 at 11:42

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