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Considering the following code:

\documentclass{book}
\usepackage{fullpage}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage[avantgarde]{quotchap}

\begin{document}
\chapter{Introduction}
\end{document}

How can we left justify the chapter name only?

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  • Where should the chapter number go to then? Left justified to what?
    – user31729
    Aug 3 '15 at 10:54
  • I simply need chapter number to appear on its default position i.e. on right side of the page while moving the chapter name to left side of the page.
    – Shahzad
    Aug 3 '15 at 10:56
  • What does quotchap documentation say about this?
    – user31729
    Aug 3 '15 at 11:01
  • I am not sure about this but even if I remove fillpage package, chapter name and chapter number appear on right side of the page except the overall size of the page is decreased.
    – Shahzad
    Aug 3 '15 at 11:01
  • Assuming the chapter name and number fit on the same line, should they in fact be set on the same line? Or do you want to preserve the default vertical positioning, viz., chapter number on a line by itself and above the chapter name?
    – Mico
    Aug 3 '15 at 11:03
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Patch the redefined \@makechapterhead to have \raggedright in the right place:

\documentclass{book}
\usepackage{fullpage}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage[avantgarde]{quotchap}
\usepackage{etoolbox}

\makeatletter
\patchcmd{\@makechapterhead}
 {\raggedleft\advance}
 {\raggedright\advance}
 {}{}
\makeatother

\begin{document}
\chapter{Introduction}
\end{document}

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  • The solution is working fine for the above specified test case. But it is not affecting the .tex files included in the main file. Can you please specify those changes as well?
    – Shahzad
    Aug 3 '15 at 11:33
  • 1
    @Shahzad Sorry, but I don't understand. If you do \input{file} and file.tex contains \chapter{Title}, there should be no difference at all.
    – egreg
    Aug 3 '15 at 11:37

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