One of my chapter titles is only one or two characters longer than the text width; therefore latex breaks the chapter title automatically and moves the last word to the next line.

How can I prevent the automatic line break in only one chapter title and allow the last word run over the margins one or two characters.

note: I want the title to be left aligned


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    replace the last word zzzzz by \rlap{zzzzz} ? and use \chapter[...]{...} form so you only affect the main heading not table of contents etc Oct 4, 2018 at 12:41
  • Please tell us which document class you employ and whether you load a package, such as titlesec, which affects the way chapter headers are typeset.
    – Mico
    Oct 4, 2018 at 12:43
  • \rlap{...} solved my problem. thanks @DavidCarlisle.
    – ehsan
    Oct 4, 2018 at 12:53

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you can use

\chapter[title with long text]{title with long \rlap{text}}

which hides the size of the last word (while not messing up the table of contents)

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