I am trying to create a new document class, similar to books, but with two columns and where new chapters always starts in a new page, printing the chapter name inside a box that should occupy two columns. How to do something like this?

  • Note: using floats wouldn't work in this case, because I want the box in an specific position.
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    Nov 28, 2011 at 23:02
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The titlesec package provides a good interface for sectioning commands:

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\usepackage{lipsum}% for dummy text


\chapter{First Chapter Title}
  • Yes, this is what I was looking for. With some changes in this sample code I got the effect I was looking for. Thanks. Nov 29, 2011 at 15:39

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