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I use `fancyhdr' to make chapter title for my thesis,

\usepackage{fancyhdr}

\usepackage[Lenny]{fncychap}

Any idea of other fancy headings using the same package? I don't want to change 'fancyhdr' as that will amount to me changing a lot in my template. Martin's submission (link below) looks really great...with title 'Chapter 3'. Is it possible to use fancyhdr to do same?

Fancy Chapter Headings

  • fancyhdr has nothing to do with the chapter headings; it controls the typesetting of page header and footer. Usually I advise against using fncychap, but that's personal opinion. – egreg Jul 8 '11 at 9:20
  • @egreg: Oh thanks for pointing that out! Yes, fncychap isn't great...but does it also have any repercussion or against standard thesis typesetting? Do you have suggestion to replace fncyhchap? – BrettHarry Jul 8 '11 at 9:35
  • The styles provided by fncychap go, in my opinion, from ugly to preposterously horrible ("Lenny" falls into the last category, I'm afraid). The package titlesec has some more pleasant examples. – egreg Jul 8 '11 at 9:39
  • @egreg : you've just wowed me! Thank you! I use the titlesec package as below, so simple and great!\documentclass[a4paper, 11pt, twoside]{Thesis} % \graphicspath{{Figures/}} % \usepackage[outermarks]{titlesec} \renewcommand{\thechapter}{\arabic{chapter}} \titleformat{\chapter}[display] {\bfseries\LARGE} {\filleft\MakeUppercase{\chaptertitlename} \Huge\thechapter} {4ex} {\titlerule \vspace{.5ex}% \filright} [\vspace{2ex}% \titlerule] \begin{doc} blac blac blac \end{document} – BrettHarry Jul 8 '11 at 10:33
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fancyhdr has nothing to do with the chapter headings; it controls the typesetting of page header and footer.

In order to change the chapter headers, a good source of examples is the package titlesec

For example:

\titleformat{\chapter}[display]
  {\bfseries\LARGE}
  {\filleft\MakeUppercase{\chaptertitlename}\quad\Huge\thechapter}
  {4ex}
  {\titlerule\vspace{1ex}\filright}
  [\vspace{1ex}\titlerule]

(slightly modified from your comment).

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