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i have requirements for a document given by somebodu who prefers to use Word. The requirementis following:

A table of contents should appear before the introduction. Please indicate the page numbers. Chapters should commence on a right-hand, odd numbered, page. The chapter title should be set in bold type in 18 point capitals, using 24 point capitals for initial letters and the chapter number, and ranged left.

How can I make my chapter titles start with number and first letter sized 24pt?

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  • You may achieve something similar by using 24 pt small capitals and set the first letter in upper case. I would have started with KOMA-script, which make this simple (just look at the addtokomafont command in the manual). Also, memoir makes this pretty simple, but you have to start reading the manual and provide us with an MWE.
    – Sveinung
    Jan 15, 2015 at 13:45

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You may achieve something similar by using 24 pt small capitals and set the first letter in upper case. I have used \Huge, which is a little less than 24 with 11 pt main font. You may replace \Huge with \fontsize{24pt}{28.8pt}. I recommend you to start with KOMA-script, which make this simple (just look at the \addtokomafont command in the manual). Also, memoir makes this pretty simple

\documentclass{scrartcl}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenx}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

\setkomafont{section}{\normalfont}
\addtokomafont{section}{\Huge\scshape}

\begin{document}

\section{This is an ugly heading}

Here is the text.

\end{document}

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To make the headings less ugly, add the packages lmodernand mictotype

\documentclass{scrartcl}
\usepackage{lmodern} % scalable font
\usepackage{microtype} % microtypography
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenx}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

\setkomafont{section}{\normalfont}
\addtokomafont{section}{\fontsize{24pt}{28.8pt}\selectfont\scshape\textls}

\begin{document}

\section{This is a less ugly heading}

Here is the text.

\end{document}

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