# Too much space between chapter title and content

I'm a LaTeX newbie and my someone on my university has made a custom LaTeX class, and I'm using it to make a dissertation.

However, the space between the chapter title and the content is way too much. I tried go looking on the .cls file to change it, but no luck since I don't know much.

What should I look on the class files to change it, or a way to override that setting on my document?

• Welcome to TeX.SX! Looking into my magic chrystal ball: Unclear -- I see nothing -- your class is hidden behind fog and filthy air ;-) Please provide more information. Side note: Custom template/classes are most times bad – user31729 Oct 14 '15 at 14:11
• @ChristianHupfer I asked about possible ways that I can change the spacing... Don't know how to be more specific without posting the whole class here – SomethingBrandNewAwful Oct 14 '15 at 14:12
• Well, is there a \LoadClass{book} command in your 'class' ? That would simplify the whole issue – user31729 Oct 14 '15 at 14:13
• \LoadClass{report} – SomethingBrandNewAwful Oct 14 '15 at 14:14
• You can provide a link to your class file. – user11232 Oct 14 '15 at 14:15

With help from the comments I found it, the class redefined @makechapterhead and I had to change \vspace

\def\@makechapterhead#1{%
{%
%  \noindent\rule{\textwidth}{1.7pt}\\\par
\normalfont\ABNTchaptersize\ABNTchapterfont%
\espaco{simples}%
\vspace*{5pt}%
\noindent%
\parbox[b]{\textwidth}{%
\parbox[t]{2ex}{\thechapter}%
\parbox[t]{\textwidth-4ex-1ex}%
{\interlinepenalty\@M\raggedright%
\ifthenelse{\boolean{ABNTcapchap}}%
{\MakeUppercase{#1}}%
{#1}
}%
\vspace*{0cm}
}\\[2pt]%
\vspace{10pt}%
}%
}