# scrbook - Part and Chapter on same page

I have to comply with inflexible publisher requirements. Both "Parts" and "Chapters" need to start on the same page, with the Chapter directly following the Part:

A. Part name

1. Chapter name


There should be no empty pages and Parts may start on both even and uneven pages.

I highly appreciate your support - I could not find any solution thru Google.

\documentclass{scrbook}
\begin{document}
\part{Foo}
\chapter{Bar}
text starts here
\end{document}


Maybe the following helps:

\documentclass[
open=any% start parts and chapters on both even and odd pages
]{scrbook}

\RedeclareSectionCommand[
beforeskip=\dimexpr-3.3\baselineskip-\parskip\relax,
afterskip=\dimexpr3.3\baselineskip+\parskip\relax,
style=chapter% no part page
]{part}
\renewcommand\partformat{\partname\ \thepart\autodot\enskip}

\DeclareNewSectionCommand[
beforeskip=-1sp,
afterskip=1.725\baselineskip plus .115\baselineskip minus .192\baselineskip,
style=section,% no page break before \firstchapterinpart
level=\chapternumdepth,
indent=0pt,
tocindent=0pt,
tocnumwidth=1.5em,
font=\usekomafont{chapter},
tocstyle=chapter
]{firstchapterinpart}

\makeatletter
\let\c@firstchapterinpart\c@chapter% use the same counter for both chapter and firstchapterinpart
\def\cl@firstchapterinpart{\cl@chapter}% use the same reset list as chapter
\makeatother

\begin{document}
\tableofcontents
\part{Foo}
\firstchapterinpart{Bar}
text starts here
\chapter{Next}
\end{document}