# how can I create a chapter heading like this?

Hi I want to format my chapter of my thesis as shown in the figure. How can I do it? Can you suggest me some fancy latex templates for a phd thesis?

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Here is a sample of what can be done with titlesec, and a few other packages. The text of the chapter abstract must be written in the preamble:

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{book}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{fourier}
\usepackage{cabin}
\usepackage[nomarginpar]{geometry}
\usepackage{microtype}
\usepackage{lettrine}
\renewcommand{\LettrineFontHook}{\color{TFFrameColor}}
\renewcommand\LettrineTextFont{\color{TFFrameColor}\scshape}
\usepackage[x11names]{xcolor}
\newcommand*\ftsize[1]{\fontsize{#1pt}{\numexpr 1.2*#1\relax pt}\selectfont}
\usepackage{colortbl}
\usepackage{framed}
\colorlet{TFFrameColor}{DodgerBlue3}
\renewenvironment{leftbar}{%
\def\FrameCommand{{\color{TFFrameColor}\vrule width 3pt} \hspace{12pt}}%
{\endMakeFramed}
\usepackage[explicit,newlinetospace]{titlesec}%

\def\chapterabstract{\textit{Chapter abstract: } In former days -- that is to say, once upon a time, there lived in the Land of Gramblamble, Seven Families. They lived by the side of the great Lake Pipple-popple (one of the Seven Families, indeed, lived in the Lake), and on the outskirts of the City of Tosh, which, excepting when it was quite dark, they could see plainly. The names of all these places you have probably heard of, and you have only not to look in your Geography books to find out all about them.}

\titleformat{\chapter}[hang]{\usefont{T1}{phv}{m}{n}}{%
\parbox[t]{\dimexpr0.12\linewidth-20pt\relax}{\fontsize{48}{48}\selectfont\raisebox{-1.25\height}{\color{TFFrameColor}\thechapter}}}
{1em}%
{\begin{minipage}[t]{0.9\linewidth}\begin{leftbar}{\bfseries\fontsize{24}{30}\selectfont\color{TFFrameColor}
\rule{0pt}{2ex}\strut#1\hfil\vskip2ex\break}\chapterabstract\rule[-1.5ex]{0pt}{1.5ex}\end{leftbar}\end{minipage}
}
\titlespacing{\chapter}{0pt}{2\baselineskip}{6\baselineskip}

\begin{document}%
\setcounter{chapter}{1}