# Removing the word “Chapter n”

So I am trying to remove the words Chapter n, and replace it by the chapter title. BUT I want it to show up in the table of contents... (So I cannot use \chapter*{...}).

Is there a way to achieve that?

Thanks!

Use titlesec

\documentclass{book}
\usepackage{titlesec}
\titleformat{\chapter}[display]
{\normalfont\huge\bfseries}{}{0pt}{\Huge}
\titlespacing*{\chapter} {0pt}{20pt}{40pt}
\begin{document}
\tableofcontents
\chapter{Some chapter}
\end{document}


If you use the book or report document class, and if you don't want to employ a LaTeX package such as titlesec, you could proceed by redefining (simplifying, really) the low-level macro \@makechapterhead. Here's a working example that uses the book document class; tthe lines starting with %% are commented out from the original code of \@makechapterhead.

\documentclass{book}
\makeatletter
%%\vspace*{50\p@}%
{\parindent \z@ \raggedright \normalfont
%%\ifnum \c@secnumdepth >\m@ne
%%\if@mainmatter
%%  \huge\bfseries \@chapapp\space \thechapter
%%  \par\nobreak
%%  \vskip 20\p@
%%\fi
%%\fi
\interlinepenalty\@M
\Huge \bfseries #1\par\nobreak
\vskip 40\p@
}}
\makeatother
\begin{document}
\tableofcontents
\mainmatter
\chapter{First}
\chapter{Second}
\end{document}


Maybe try:

\newcommand{\mychapter}{#1}{%


It looks like it works for me. I can't guarantee that it will for you though.

• For this to work, don't you also need an instruction such as \refstepcounter{chapter}, to increment the chapter counter? – Mico May 2 '15 at 3:26
• @Mico good point. Didn't think of that. – Samuel Flint May 2 '15 at 3:48
• This looks like the simplest solution. Why no more up votes, at least? – KcFnMi Apr 27 at 16:29

This worked for me:

\chapter*{Introduction}\stepcounter{chapter}\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{Introduction}


Place that code at the beginning of your chapter.

• In this case did you loose the previous definition of \chapter*? Which just do not enumerate it, if I'm not wrong. – KcFnMi Apr 27 at 16:24