This is my minimal working example:








[I realize this is not a real MWE but I got some errors after deleting most of the commands, so I just kept them here now.]

Which produces the chapter title:

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Upon using this code (from a question on Stack Exchange, can't find the thread anymore)


the Chapter title becomes:

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I have two questions:

1) How can I change the comment such that the second image has the same font as the first?

2) Is it possible to make the Chapter Number and the bar bigger? I naively tried commands like `\bigg' but it did not work.

1 Answer 1

  1. Remove \setkomafont{disposition}{\normalcolor\bfseries} from your preamble to use a sansserif font for the chapters.
  2. You could add a fontsize command to the redefinition of \chapterformat.


\usepackage{tikz}% loads also graphicx,xcolor, etc.




Update (because of a comment below this answer)

To change the size of the chapter title too, use \addtokomafont{chapter}{<fontsize command>}.

The height of the gray rule can be changed in its third (=second mandantory) argument. If you want to change the horizontal position of the rule, adjust the first (optional) argument.





  • But tikz might slow down compilation much more than graphicx and xcolor.
    – Keks Dose
    Commented May 17, 2019 at 14:45
  • @KeksDose Yes: "etc." means the other packages ;-) and the OP already loads tikz in his/her example code.
    – esdd
    Commented May 17, 2019 at 14:48
  • @esdd I played a bit with your suggestion. Is it also possible to change the standard font size of the chapter title within the same \renewcommand? Because now I have a chapter number which is quite big so I would like the chapter title to be a bit bigger as well.
    – Funzies
    Commented May 17, 2019 at 14:50
  • Should both the number and the title use the same fontsize?
    – esdd
    Commented May 17, 2019 at 14:53
  • @esdd No, I would rather change them separately... Related: how can I make the gray bar higher?
    – Funzies
    Commented May 17, 2019 at 14:56

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