i would like to change the "chapter" style of the documentclass "report" to read something like

1. Introduction

in stead of

Chapter 1


Can anyone help me with this? Do I need titlesec or is fncychap enough?

Kind regards

  • Welcome to TeX.SX! You can have a look at our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format. Changing this is very simple with titlesec. But are you already using fnchchapindependently? Perhaps you could post a minimal working example (MWE) that shows what you're doing. – Alan Munn Apr 12 '15 at 15:03
  • Possible duplicate of How to set the chapter style in report class? – Fato39 Apr 12 '15 at 15:06
  • fancychap has predefined styles i think what you need is not part of them but with titlesec you can do this easy. – touhami Apr 12 '15 at 15:21

With fancychap you have limited styles. On the other hand titlesec can help you to design whatever you want. Further, if you use fancychap, you will be making the Italian TeX guru (aka egreg) unhappy (which I won't do) ;-)

Here is a sample with titlesec. Adjust the lengths as you like.

\titlespacing*{\chapter} {0pt}{0pt}{40pt}
\titlespacing*{name=\chapter,numberless} {0pt}{0pt}{40pt}

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