Consider this example: http://jmvdveer.home.xs4all.nl/algol68g.pdf

Section and chapter titles are set so they align with the right margin, how do I do that? and more importantly, how do I make them align to left and right, depending on even and odd page?

If you scroll down to page "xi" (Preface), there's a quote from Blaise Pascal right under the chapter line. I seem to remember this was part of a Koma class, but I can't find it anymore how to get it. I believe there was an extra command to get things like qotes, etc, right under a \chapter{} or \part{}.

I'm using XeLaTeX, with the Koma classes.

  • Thw quote could be set up a number of ways. The easiest way would by to use \hfill$\lbrace$\parbox and insert the line breaks by hand. Another \hfill inside the \parbox will right justify the name$\rbrace$ Jul 28, 2014 at 23:10
  • @JohnKormylo I found the package [epigraph][1] which kinda does what I want, but the alignment is still an issue. [1]: ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/epigraph
    – polemon
    Jul 29, 2014 at 2:03

1 Answer 1


It appears no one has found a package that fits. Feel free to change the font styles. The hard part was getting the left and right braces aligned.



\newcommand{\profundity}[3]% #1=quote, #2=source, #3=author
{\savebox{\tempbox}{\parbox[t]{3in}% adjust width as desired
{\raggedright\textit{#1}\newline\textbf{#2}\hfill -\hfill #3}}%
\settodepth{\tempheight}{\usebox{\tempbox}}% distance from top baseline to bottom
\addtolength{\tempheight}{-.2\baselineskip}% distance from bottom baseline to bottom


\profundity{Except for the hanging indentation, enumerate is for people who can't count.}%
{Personal Correspondence}{John Kormylo}

And now for something completely different.

If you wanted KOMA, add a MWE next time.


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