# Modifying a template fancy chapter

I am using roughly the following setup

\documentclass[11pt]{book}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage[bf]{caption}
\usepackage{subcaption}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage[fleqn]{amsmath,mathtools}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\usepackage[Lenny]{fncychap}

\begin{document}
*some stuff*
\mainmatter
\input{Chapters/Chapter1}
etc.
\end{document}


I think the "Lenny" chapter style looks really nice. I would only like to change one minor detail: the title of the chapter is not printed boldfaced. For every chapter it is easy to change this: I simply write \chapter{{\bf TITLE}}. However, I would also like to have this for the Table of Contents and "Symbols" pages. How to do this?

• Please: Wherever you learned about \bf - burn that book. Commands like \bf have been deprecated since the release of LaTeX2e, which was in 1994! See tex.stackexchange.com/q/15361/5763. – Reinstate Monica - M. Schröder Mar 30 '17 at 22:34
• @MartinSchröder Package fncychap uses those commands a lot (according to both manual, sources, and my experiments), in gems like \Huge\bfseries\rm (used by the Lenny style for the chapter title), so that bold essentially never works. (In fact, actually using bold makes IMHO most provided designs worse). On the other hand, at the start of fncychap's manual, the author admits he's no expert and asks for feedback. – Blaisorblade Aug 14 '17 at 16:49

Contrary to you, I find the Lenny chapter style one of the ugliest I've ever seen.

\ChTitleVar{\Huge\bfseries}


\documentclass[11pt]{book}
\usepackage[bf]{caption}
\usepackage{subcaption}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage[fleqn]{amsmath,mathtools}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\usepackage[Lenny]{fncychap}
\usepackage{hyperref}

\ChTitleVar{\Huge\bfseries}

\begin{document}
\mainmatter
\chapter{A nice title}
\end{document}


By the way, hyperref should be loaded last.

You may slightly improve the appearance by not using Helvetica and Times.

\documentclass[11pt]{book}
\usepackage{fix-cm}
\usepackage[bf]{caption}
\usepackage{subcaption}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage[fleqn]{amsmath,mathtools}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\usepackage[Lenny]{fncychap}
\usepackage{hyperref}

\ChTitleVar{\Huge\bfseries}
\ChNameVar{\large\bfseries}
\ChNumVar{\fontsize{60}{62}\bfseries}

\begin{document}
\mainmatter
\chapter{A nice title}
\end{document}


Instead of \bfseries in \ChNumVar you might want \fontseries{b}\selectfont.

However, it's still irremediably ugly.

• Thanks, works like a charm. Any suggestions on what style you like way better than Lenny? You might be able to convince me :) – Funzies Aug 25 '14 at 14:24
• @Funzies You find several chapter heading styles with texdoc MemoirChapStyles (available also on line) – egreg Aug 25 '14 at 14:40