# Removing the word “chapter” from the title

I'm learning Latex and I want to know if it's possible to set just a roman numeral at the beginning of each chapter. I mean, Just type:

\chapter{}


and the result must be: I, II, III,IV,V at the beginning of each chapter. I tried:

\renewcommand{\thechapter}{\Roman{chapter}}


but I'm getting "Chapter I", "Chapter II", so I want to remove the word "Chapter" from the title and also from the TOC.

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If you use KOMA-script and if you understand German, you can find an answer here: http://texwelt.de/wissen/fragen/3046/wie-kann-ich-mit-koma-script-das-kapitel-prafix-andern

The following might be roughly what you want:

\documentclass{scrbook}

\renewcommand*{\chapterformat}{%
\chapappifchapterprefix{\nobreakspace}\thechapter%
\autodot\enskip}

\begin{document}

\chapter{First}

Some text

\chapter{}

More Text

\end{document}

• Forget this solution. The next one is much better! – Christian Wartena May 25 '17 at 18:51

This is another way to eliminate Chapter

\documentclass[%
chapterprefix=false % no "chapter" in title
]{scrbook}
\begin{document}
\chapter{First Chapter}
\end{document}