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I would like to ask you a question. I'm using the fncychap package (Glenn style) for the chapter titles and I would like to remove the chaptername "Chapter" from each chapter title. Does anyone knows how to do it?

\documentclass[11pt,notitlepage,a4paper,oneside]{report}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{fix-cm}
\usepackage[Glenn]{fncychap}
\ChNameVar{\bfseries\LARGE\sf}\ChNumVar{\fontsize{62}{65}\selectfont}
\ChTitleVar{\bfseries\LARGE\sf} \ChRuleWidth{1pt} \ChNameAsIs
\ChTitleAsIs

\begin{document}
\chapter{Test}

\end{document}
  • Because you are using babel you need to use \addto\captionsenglish{\renewcommand\chaptername{}}. See Change the word Chapter to something else which your question is a duplicate of. – Alan Munn May 11 '12 at 13:51
  • @AlanMunn: at first I also considered this to be a duplicate, but since this particular question admits a different solution (due to the use of fncychap) which is not valid in the case of the link that you provided, I am not so sure now whether this is really a duplicate or not. – Gonzalo Medina May 11 '12 at 17:09
  • @Jane: I edited your original question; basically I changed your original code by removing some packages not relevant to your particular problem, I corrected some typos and loaded some package (fix-cm) to have access to a 62pt font. If you don't agree with my edit, you can roll it back; if you can't (due to your actual rep. count), please let me know and I will do it ;-) – Gonzalo Medina May 11 '12 at 17:18
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Actually, in this particular case, there's a solution which doesn't imply a redefinition of either \chaptername or \@chapapp and retains their original meaning intact, which can be useful. Due to the way fncychap treats the design for the Glenn style, all you have to do is to redefine \FmN to do nothing:

\renewcommand\FmN[1]{}

A complete example with the relevant settings from the original question:

\documentclass{report}
\usepackage{fix-cm}
\usepackage[Glenn]{fncychap}

\ChNameVar{\bfseries\LARGE\sf}\ChNumVar{\fontsize{62}{65}\selectfont}
\ChTitleVar{\bfseries\LARGE\sf} \ChRuleWidth{1pt} \ChNameAsIs
\ChTitleAsIs
\renewcommand\FmN[1]{}


\begin{document}
\chapter{Test Chapter}

\end{document}

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    I find the Glenn chapter style repellent, but this particular variation makes it even worse. My usual advice about fncychap is "don't use it". ;-) Of course it's a matter of taste and everybody is entitled to have their own. – egreg May 11 '12 at 19:42
  • @Jane: egreg is right in his comment about the Glenn chapter style; the results are particularly poor if a chapter title spans more than one line. – Gonzalo Medina May 11 '12 at 21:33
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A dirty hack will be to use

\makeatletter
\renewcommand{\@chapapp}{}
\makeatother

in the preamble. This will remove Chapter from title.

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