I know there's quite a few similar questions, and I have looked through a lot of them. However, I don't think any of the previous examples are configured like mine.

As the title mentions, I need to center the Chapter titles (section titles are left-justified and that's fine) as well as change font size (14pt) for Chapter titles and font to Times New Roman (which is what the rest of my paper is in). There's an extra large margin at the top of each chapter that I can't get rid of using {geometry}. I also need to change the font for my section/ subsection headings.

I'm using:


My format (where all the inputs are chapters):







It doesn't seem anyone uses this "input" format, so the previous tips doesn't seem to work in my case. Is there any way to make the changes I need on this top level (rather than every individual "input" file)?

Thank you in advance!

  • minimal working example please. what you want might depend on the class. In most cases, you can change the layout of chapter headings mid-document.
    – Johannes_B
    Apr 18, 2018 at 5:25
  • But, whether you use \input or not should not have any influence, as \input just reads in the specified file (unless, of course, your document class or one of your packages redefines it).
    – remco
    Apr 18, 2018 at 6:16

1 Answer 1


Centering chapter titles:


Remove space above chapter titles and change the font size:

  beforeskip=-1sp,% <- see the KOMA-Script documentation

With 12pt as fontsize for the document \large results in 14.4pt. If you really need exactly 14pt replace \large by something like \fontsize{14pt}{17pt}\selectfont.


  bibliography=totoc,% syntax changed!
  captions=tableheading,% syntax changed!
  egregdoesnotlikesansseriftitles% < - added -> serif font for headings etc.
\usepackage{blindtext}% only for dummy text


  font=\large% assuming the fontsize for sections should be changed too



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