# Chapter formatting and spacing

I use report document class and the thing is that I would like to change the chapter both in format, letterspace and place on the page.

Right now a chapter look like this:

I want it to look like this:

I have tried following command without luck.

\documentclass[a4paper,11pt,twoside]{report}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{MinionPro}
\usepackage{titlesec}
\usepackage[letterspace=100]
\titleformat{\section}{\lsstyle\uppercase}{\section}{1em}{}
\titlespacing{\section}{0pt}{2.5ex}{0ex}
\begin{document}
\chapter*{Acknowledgement}
\end{document}


My last question is, how can change my "11pt" to "11.5pt"? Is there a way of doing this.

I would appreciate all kind of help.

Thank you!

New picture:

UPDATED preamble:

\documentclass[a4paper,11pt,twoside]{report}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{fixltx2e}
\usepackage{layout}
\usepackage[protrusion=true,expansion=true]{microtype}

% Different usepackages
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[lf]{MinionPro} %% MinionPro
\usepackage{icomma}
\usepackage{setspace}
\setstretch{1.1}
\usepackage{siunitx,booktabs}
\usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx}
\usepackage{tocloft}
\usepackage{tabu}

% Chapter
\SetTracking[no ligatures = {f}]{encoding = *}{100}
\usepackage{titlesec}
\titleformat{name=\chapter}[display]{ \figureversion{lining}}{\lsstyle\Large\MakeUppercase\chaptername\enspace \huge\thechapter}{2ex}{\huge\bfseries}%\uppercase
\titleformat{name=\chapter, numberless}{\lsstyle\LARGE\MakeUppercase}{}{0pt}{}
\titlespacing*{\chapter}{0pt}{2.5ex}{12ex}

% item / enumerate

\usepackage{enumitem}

% HTML code

\usepackage{listings}
\usepackage{color}

\definecolor{dkgreen}{rgb}{0,0.6,0}
\definecolor{gray}{rgb}{0.5,0.5,0.5}
\definecolor{mauve}{rgb}{0.58,0,0.82}

\lstset{frame=tb,
language=Java,
aboveskip=3mm,
belowskip=3mm,
showstringspaces=false,
columns=flexible,
basicstyle={\small\ttfamily},
numbers=none,
numberstyle=\tiny\color{gray},
keywordstyle=\color{blue},
stringstyle=\color{mauve},
breaklines=true,
breakatwhitespace=true,
tabsize=3
}

% Figure

\usepackage{chngcntr}
\counterwithout{figure}{chapter}

% More pdf-pages at same site

\usepackage{pdfpages}

% References
\usepackage[round, colon, sort, authoryear]{natbib}
\setlength{\bibsep}{0.0pt}
\setlength{\bibhang}{2em}
\bibpunct{(}{)}{;}{a}{}{}
\setcitestyle{notesep={: }}
\def\citeapos#1{\citeauthor{#1}'s (\citeyear{#1})}

% Quotes

\usepackage{csquotes}
\MakeOuterQuote{"}

% Page margins
\usepackage[left=3.5cm,right=3.5cm,top=3.5cm,bottom=3.5cm]{geometry}

% PDF background
\usepackage{eso-pic}

% Random text
\usepackage{lipsum}

% Page style
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\pagestyle{fancy}% <- !
% Defining MyStyle
\fancypagestyle{MyStyle}{%
\fancyfoot{}
\fancyfoot[RO]{\small{\leftmark} \ \ \hspace{2pt} {\vrule height 10pt width 1pt} \hspace{2pt} \ \small{\thepage}}
\fancyfoot[LE]{\small{\thepage} \ \ \hspace{2pt} {\vrule height 10pt width 1pt} \hspace{2pt} \ \lsstyle\small{\MakeUppercase{\chaptername}}\ \thechapter}
\renewcommand{\chaptermark}[1]{\markboth{\lsstyle\uppercase{##1}}{}}
}
% Redefining the PLAIN style
\fancypagestyle{plain}{%
\fancyfoot{} %Clean footers
\fancyfoot[RO]{{\vrule height 10pt width 1pt} \hspace{2pt} \ \thepage}
\fancyfoot[LE]{\thepage \ \hspace{2pt} {\vrule height 10pt width 1pt} \hspace{2pt}}
}


UPDATED picture

UPDATED - TOC

• Concerning the fontsize: A KOMA-class can do this easily. The other stuff you are asking for can also be done with almost no effort, though an up to date KOMA is required. – Johannes_B Jun 17 '15 at 10:16

Like that? I corrected your code, which couldn't compile (cf. \usepackage[letterspace=100], which loads absolutely nothing). Also, if you want to change the formatting of chapters, use titleformat{\chapter}…

\documentclass[a4paper, twoside]{report}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{MinionPro}
\usepackage{microtype}
\SetTracking[no ligatures = {f}]{encoding = *}{100}

\usepackage[explicit]{titlesec}
\titleformat{name=\chapter}[display]{ \figureversion{lining}}{\lsstyle\Large\MakeUppercase\chaptername\enspace \huge\thechapter}{2ex}{\LARGE\bfseries#1}%\uppercase
\titleformat{name=\chapter, numberless}{\lsstyle\LARGE}{}{0pt}{\MakeUppercase{#1}}
\titlespacing*{\chapter}{0pt}{2.5ex}{12ex}

\begin{document}

\chapter*{Acknowledgements}

It’s finished, finally. But it takes some time

\tableofcontents

\chapter{A first chapter}

Some text. Some text. Some text. Some text. Some text. Some text. Some text. Some text. Some text. Some text. Some text. Some text. Some text. Some text. Some text. Some text.

\setcounter{chapter}{7}

\chapter{Conclusions}

A peremptory conclusion. A peremptory conclusion. A peremptory conclusion. A peremptory conclusion. A peremptory conclusion. A peremptory conclusion. A peremptory conclusion. A peremptory conclusion.

\end{document}


As for the 11.5pt size, I'm not sure the difference will be noticeable. I suppose that, if you compile with XeLaTeX, it can be done with fontspec and the opentype version of Minion Pro. Not tested, though.

• I'll look at that a little later. In your initial post, there were very few information. Now it will be easier. – Bernard Jun 17 '15 at 10:08
• @A. F. I've updated my answer, with a different formatting for numbered and unnumbered chapters (such as table of contents, references, &c.). You can fine-tune formatting details and spacing from this basis. – Bernard Jun 17 '15 at 19:03
• Much bigger, I don't know… I made it purposely: on the image you posted, the chapter number looks significantly bigger than ‘CHAPTER’, so I deccided to set the size to \huge vs \Large. I changed the code to \LARGE. See if it's more like you want. Intermediate sizes can be specified too. – Bernard Jun 17 '15 at 20:20
• There seems to be a conflict with color. The solution consists in using the explicit option of titlesec, see my modified code. Ther is also a problem with tocloft which redoes the formatting of the table of contents name. Do you really need it? In case you really want to change the formatting of the table of contents, titlesec has the subpackage titletoc which most probably won't interfere. – Bernard Jun 17 '15 at 21:47
• Btw, don't load fixltx2e if your formats are recent: it's all incorporated in the kernel since the beginning of this year. Also use xcolor rather than color, and don't use the pdftex option for graphicx`. – Bernard Jun 17 '15 at 21:48