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I have started trying to customise my thesis formatting. I am using the book document class.

I've been able to follow some tips on here to get e.g. underlined chapter headings etc but I saw a really nice style on this page:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/dissertate.io/generic.pdf

Does anyone know an easy way to replicate this? Or at least to have a number with text underneath and flushed to the right?

Thanks very much for your help.

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  • You can do that with the titlesec package. The main font is ebgaramond, which is available on CTAN. Note it has (purposely) no bold version.
    – Bernard
    Commented Sep 4, 2015 at 19:33
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    see overleaf.com/latex/templates/…
    – touhami
    Commented Sep 4, 2015 at 19:47
  • @touhami I do not think anyone could be more precise, but only an external link is not a fiable answer at long term. Please convert your comment in answer adding a brief information about Dissertate (so it could be still useful in case of broken links).
    – Fran
    Commented Sep 4, 2015 at 20:06
  • @Bernard What makes you say that ebgaramond purposely has no bold version? The font designer has, as stated on the font website, every intention of creating it, and I happened to talk with him just a few days ago, and he told me he plans to start working on just that very soon.
    – Sverre
    Commented Sep 4, 2015 at 20:12
  • I remembered having read something like that, but you're right. I mixed up the fact that it's based on historical specimens that didn't exist in boldface (as far as I know, these didn't exist in the 16th century), and also I read once in a paper it was better not to use boldface if one wanted to be close to historical printing – actually boldface was considered distasteful.
    – Bernard
    Commented Sep 4, 2015 at 20:27

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This is from package quotchap https://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/quotchap

\documentclass{book}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{mathpazo}
\usepackage[palatino]{quotchap}
\definecolor{chaptergrey}{rgb}{0.6471, 0.1098, 0.1882}
\begin{document}
\begin{savequote}[8cm]
  ``All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy;
  for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must
  die to one life before we can enter another.''
  \qauthor{Anatole France}
  `The moment a man starts to behave ridiculous to a woman
  you know he is serious at it.'
  \qauthor{Colette}
\end{savequote}
\makeatletter
\chapter{Quote to be quoted}
This is an example of a normal chapter page.

\chapter{Enjoy the whitespace}
This is an example of a chapter without quotes.

\chapter*{More space for tocs and bibs}
This is an example of a non-numbered page.

\begin{savequote}[5cm]
  Who's gonna {\upshape\ttfamily U:\textasciitilde} tonight?
  \qauthor{The Cars}
\end{savequote}
\chapter*{Do not trust everyone}
This is to show there is not much space in the star version chapters.

\end{document}
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