I am trying to figure out how I can swap the word "Part" and the part's number in my document. The default style for \part{mypartname} is something like:

Part I:


However, I want it to be

I Part:


Can anyone tell me how to achieve this? I use scrbook as document class.

Best wishes and thanks for your help!

2 Answers 2


The class scrbook allows this by redefining \partformat:



\part{My part name}


  • Thank you very much! That's exactly what I was looking for!
    – yuki
    Jun 9, 2015 at 18:53

You can patch the standard report document class to achieve this as follows.

\patchcmd{\@part}{\huge\bfseries \partname\nobreakspace\thepart}
                 {\huge\bfseries \thepart\nobreakspace\partname}{}{}
\part{The first}
\part{The second}

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