I'm using \documentclass{book}. I want to modify my \part style so that I can get a page that for instance illustrates the following content (basically Part title + a quote at the bottom):

\chapter*{\Huge\scshape Part I:\\ Part Title}

\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{Part I: Part Title}

\epigraph{``bla bla.''}{Mr. Bla-Bla}
  • Please help us to help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}.
    – user31729
    Jul 23, 2014 at 19:21

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One option would be to use the epigraph package for the epigraph and the titlesec package to easily customize the part heading format. A little example (notice that \epigraphhead has to be used before \part):




\epigraphhead[450]{Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten.\par\hfill\textsc{C.K. Chesterton}}
\part{A Test Part Title}


The resulting document:

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  • Nice, thanks! My problem is mainly the fact that I can not play around with the style of the text in the part heading. I like it for instance to be left aligned and \scshape. Is it possible to do it in your code? Basically I want these properties => \Huge\scshape
    – LatexQuest
    Jul 24, 2014 at 8:04
  • @LatexQuest I've updated my answer using now the titlesec package to achieve the desired formatting for the part headings; this formatting can also be achieved without titlesec but then the code will be longer. Is is something like that what you needed? Jul 24, 2014 at 14:08
  • Thanks a lot! Very nice. Can we modify it to be like: Part I: ... I want a ":" after part. My final goal is actually to design a heading style for it. For instance similar to the one in the picture above! Is it possible to have put the "A test part title" in the picture above and a quote below that like what you have given?
    – LatexQuest
    Jul 24, 2014 at 14:30
  • @LatexQuest please make up your mind. It would have been better to mention the desired style from the beginning to avoid wasting time and effort. Of course, that style can be produced, but where should now the colon ":" be? Why are you duplicating your questions? Either wait for Herbert to add the epigraph in the other question or add the epigraph yourself. I see no point in having two questions answered by two willing to help people but duplicating effort and wasting time. Do you really want me to keep working on this answer? Jul 24, 2014 at 14:39
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    When I try this, it works well on the part page, but it also creates a copy of the epigraph on the last page of the chapter preceding the part page. Is there a known work-around? Apr 24, 2020 at 22:51

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