I'm using fncychap to style my chapter titles :


and this is what I get as a result : enter image description here

I didn't understand how the ChNameVar, ChNumVar and ChTitleVar work, and my question is : How can I increase the size of the chapter num. " 1 " in this case, to make it bigger ...

EDIT : Also as you can see the chapter title is not green what I'm doing wrong in this case ?

1 Answer 1


That number is set by \ChNumVar and you use Zapf Chancery. Comment that line or choose one of the other font families:


\ChNameVar{\Huge\fontfamily{put}\selectfont\color{black}}%  Utopia
\ChNumVar{\Huge\fontfamily{pzc}\selectfont\color{blue}}% Zapf
\ChTitleVar{\Huge\fontfamily{phv}\selectfont\scshape\color{green}}% Helvetica


\chapter {Contexte}\noindent\Large
\fontfamily{put}\selectfont ABCDEFGHIabcdefghj0123456\\
\fontfamily{pzc}\selectfont ABCDEFGHIabcdefghj0123456\\
\fontfamily{phv}\selectfont ABCDEFGHIabcdefghj0123456\\


enter image description here

  • the problem is that I can't even see the green color, and I alway get the chapter Title and the chapter num with the same color ...
    – Guen_hamza
    Jun 14, 2014 at 13:49
  • Then create a complete example which shows your behaviour. Otherwise we can help only with a crystal ball ...
    – user2478
    Jun 14, 2014 at 14:41

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