I have two issues. First, I have to move the words "Nomenclature" and "Bibliography" at the top of the page. Right now these words appear 5 cm from the page border. I am using the following script


\renewcommand{\nomname}{\Large Nomenclature}

The font size of the Nomenclature is fine but not the position

Second, I have the same problem for the word Bibliography. It is not located at the top of the page and in this case it has a bigger font than Nomenclature. Actuaally Nomenclature has font Large as all the other headings.

In this case I am using:


Here below the output in pdf enter image description here enter image description here

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    Bibilography is written using \chapter*{\bibname}, so see tex.stackexchange.com/questions/309920/… – John Kormylo May 20 '16 at 12:56
  • Unfortunately I developed the bibliography with {thebibliography} it is the easiest way to make the bibliography. So Is there a way to use the same method, {thebibliography} and reducing the fonts of the bibliography and move it up in the page? – chrisis May 20 '16 at 17:49
  • One alternative is to modify thebilibography to not call \chapter*, but the replacing \@makehapterhead is easier. (I suspect nomenclature uses \section*) – John Kormylo May 20 '16 at 19:33
  • Hi, I call the bibliography in this way: \begin{thebibliography}{99} \bibliographystyle{tag} \bibitem{Amst} Armstrong, \end{thebibliography} and I am using \usepackage{nomencl} for the nnomenclature and I am using the \section{Introduction} It does not work the \@makehapterhead it says You can't use `\spacefactor' in vertical mode. – chrisis May 21 '16 at 8:15
  • Oops, for \chapter* you need to modify \@makeschapterhead, not \@makechapterhead. – John Kormylo May 21 '16 at 13:41

I don't have a bib file available, so I called \chapter*{\bibname} directly.


\bgroup% make changes termporary
  {\parindent \z@ \raggedright
    %\Huge \bfseries  #1\par\nobreak
    \huge \bfseries  #1\par\nobreak
    %\vskip 40\p@
    \vskip 20\p@

  • Dear John, you save my life! It works perfectly now Best regards, – chrisis May 21 '16 at 15:46

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