I want to add a chapter description after for example,

Chapter 1

Chapter Name

Here goes long description (the size and font type should be the same as document

I am using Book environment and this code

  {\chaptertitlename\ \thechapter}{5pt}
  \normalfont\normalsize\itshape\ChapterDesc \vspace{0.25cm}

I have also tried this solution of TorbjornTThis is current situation

Thank you in advance :)

  • Welcome! What would be the specifications? More or less like the abstract environment?
    – Bernard
    Commented Mar 9, 2020 at 22:25
  • Hello Bernard! yes exactly.
    – Mannie
    Commented Mar 9, 2020 at 22:29
  • Try to do that with the quoting package, which supplies tools to customise quotes.
    – Bernard
    Commented Mar 9, 2020 at 22:32
  • can you please elaborate yourself? i am at ametuer level of latex. ty
    – Mannie
    Commented Mar 9, 2020 at 22:38
  • Which class do you use?
    – Bernard
    Commented Mar 9, 2020 at 23:40

1 Answer 1


Use the memoir class (a superset of the book, report and article classes.

\chapterprecis{This is a precis of the first chapter.}
Lots of text

Read the documentation (texdoc memoir) for how to get \chapterprecis to fit your needs.

  • Hello, Peter Wilson. your solution did changes the way I wanted, but there are problems that arose among them, I need to change page numbering style because my title page took roman page number 'i'. I think i need to go through the document you suggested. ty for your answer.
    – Mannie
    Commented Mar 12, 2020 at 14:56
  • @Mannie The \frontmatter command sets page numbers to be roman and \mainmatter sets page numbers to arabic. Did you use these in your book class document? If not then don't use them in memoir, but you should consider using them, and also \backmatter for the bibliography and index Commented Mar 13, 2020 at 18:57

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