\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{report} is the format of my document. Writing \chapter{Chapter one} will create a new chapter on a new page with a lot of white space above the caption. Writing \section{Section one} will create a small caption with little white space around it.

How can I override the style of \chapter{} with the style of \section{} so that they will look the same? And is the caption of the table of contents also defined as an unnumbered \chapter{} heading? I am asking because I want the caption of my table of contents (and my list of tables/figures/etc.) to look like a \section{} caption as well.

  • Why not switch to the article documentclass and replace \chapter by \section and \section by \subsection respectively? – leandriis Jul 13 at 18:34
  • I tried doing this but my table of contents became a mess because sections in the table of contents low look like chapters and it did not uniformly convert all my chapter headings to section headings. The best way to solve my problem would be to override the report chapter heading style with the report section heading style because it would uniformly solve the style problem throughout the whole document. – Incognito Jul 14 at 12:44
  • Maybe you can use the solution presented here: tex.stackexchange.com/a/10332/134144 – leandriis Jul 14 at 12:54
  • You could try \makeatletter\let\l@chapter=\l@section\makeatother (untested). – John Kormylo Jul 14 at 18:27

Use the memoir class with the article option, instead of the report class. The option makes \chapters behave as \sections, section as subsection etc.

% \documentclass[...]{report}
and what you have already

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