I'm using \part for defining parts of my "book". The thing is, that the part takes a whole page. I use \documentclass[12pt]{book}.

I want to style the \part in a way that it looks like the fncychap style Conny and don't take a whole page.

How do I accomplish that?

  • I'm sorry for not understanding, but what do you mean by "a whole site"? Oct 4, 2011 at 13:25
  • I think he means "a whole page".
    – Mico
    Oct 4, 2011 at 13:26
  • Correct. The current style of \part takes an entire page.
    – Stefan
    Oct 4, 2011 at 13:51
  • Maybe not what you are looking for, but the memoir class provides options for styling the layout of the \part-page, as described in section 6.4 of the manual. Oct 4, 2011 at 13:57
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    In order to make \part not take a whole page, you need to make \chapter not start on a new page too, assuming you have a \chapter after every \part.
    – Alan Munn
    Oct 4, 2011 at 15:12

1 Answer 1


Here's a version using the titlesec package. I've made the \part and chapter styles identical, and roughly imitated the Conny style. You probably don't want to do exactly this, but it should be enough to get you started.

\usepackage{lipsum}% for dummy text

\titleclass{\part}{top} % make part like a chapter
{\titlerule[5pt]\vspace{3pt}\titlerule[2pt]\vspace{3pt}\MakeUppercase{\partname} \thepart}
\titleclass{\chapter}{straight} % make chapter like a section (no newpage)
{\titlerule[5pt]\vspace{3pt}\titlerule[2pt]\vspace{3pt}\MakeUppercase{\chaptertitlename} \thechapter}


\part{A part}
\chapter{A chapter}

output of code

  • Thank you very much. Sorry for my late answer, but today I figured out that \titleclass{\chapter}{straight} seems to break the links to my toc (list of tables, etc). I'm using \tableofcontents \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{Contents}. See the image for an example: !Screenshot. (left: all link to page I).
    – Stefan
    Nov 9, 2011 at 11:23
  • Is there a way to remove the part title all together? I want to use parts to organize the table of contents, but I don't need the part titles in the text. Thanks
    – steffen
    Nov 30, 2020 at 18:47
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    @steffen If you don't need any reference to parts in the main text, then you can just add the lines directly to the TOC. E.g. \newcommand{\tocpart}[1]{\stepcounter{part}\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{\thepart\quad#1}} and then use \tocpart{Title of Part} in the text. But if you want part names to appear in the headers, for example, you'll need to do something more fancy, in which case I would ask a new question asking how to do that.
    – Alan Munn
    Nov 30, 2020 at 19:15

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