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I would like to create a Fancy Chapter Just like the one below: enter image description here

Could anyone help me out with this? (With the same Font for the headings and sections)

Thanks in Advance!

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    – DG'
    May 29, 2021 at 9:10
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    Just a couple of links to start with: tex.stackexchange.com/q/403603/231952, texample.net/tikz/examples/fancy-chapter-headings
    – Ivan
    May 29, 2021 at 10:18

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I have come somewhat close using the book class. The typesetting program is LuaLaTeX to be able to use the \fontsize{70}{60}\selectfontsuch that the chapter number is larger than \Huge. I have created a tcolorbox called titlecolorbox, which is just a black box with with text. I have used the explicit option for titlesec based on this answer. The documentation for the titlesec package can be found here, where the titleformat function is also explained. I hope this helps.

% !TEX TS-program = LuaLaTeX

\documentclass[12pt]{book}

\usepackage{geometry}

\usepackage{lipsum} %for dummy text
\usepackage{tcolorbox}
\newtcolorbox{titlecolorbox}[1]{ %the box around chapter
    coltext=white,
    colframe=black,
    colback=black,
    boxrule=0pt,
    arc=0pt,
    notitle,
    width=4.8em,
    height=2.4ex,
    before=\hfill
}

\usepackage{xcolor}

\usepackage[explicit]{titlesec}
\titleformat{\chapter}[display]
  {\sffamily\Huge}
  {}
  {0pt}
  {\begin{titlecolorbox}{}
  {\large\sffamily\MakeUppercase{\chaptername}}
  \end{titlecolorbox}
  \vspace*{-4.19ex}\noindent\rule{\textwidth}{0.4pt}
  \parbox[b]{\dimexpr\textwidth-4.8em\relax}{\raggedright\MakeUppercase{#1}}{\hfill\fontsize{70}{60}\selectfont\thechapter}
  }
  []

\titleformat{name=\chapter,numberless}[display]
  {\sffamily\Huge}
  {}
  {0pt}
  {\begin{titlecolorbox}{}
  {\large\sffamily\MakeUppercase{\chaptername}}
  \end{titlecolorbox}
  \vspace*{-4.19ex}\noindent\rule{\textwidth}{0.4pt}
  \parbox[b]{\dimexpr\textwidth-4.8em\relax}{\raggedright\MakeUppercase{#1}}
  }
  []

\titleformat{\section}[display]
  {\sffamily\large}
  {}
  {0pt}
  {\hrule\vspace*{0.25ex}\parbox[b]{\dimexpr\textwidth\relax}{\textcolor{darkgray}{\thesection}\quad\raggedright\bfseries\MakeUppercase{#1}}}
  [\hrule]

\begin{document}

\setcounter{chapter}{10}

\chapter{Modeling Event-Based Behaviour with State Machine}
\lipsum[3]
\section{Overview}
\lipsum[4]
\end{document}

enter image description here

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  • Since it works with LuaLaTeX, then, XeLaTeX also can get the compilation done? right? Since, I might have some plans to add some other language texts as well. Also, I tried Putting up the Table of contents, but that Chapter heading is getting appended to it as well (like the one you showed) Can that be rectified?
    – Sudarshan
    May 29, 2021 at 13:50
  • I guess, we might need to use a titleformat of table of contents as well, since the table of contents is also getting a chapter 0 as a count.
    – Sudarshan
    May 29, 2021 at 14:01
  • Yes, also works with XeLaTeX. I have added a numberless version of the chapter titleformat
    – mmencke
    May 30, 2021 at 13:06
  • i added my problem below @mmencke, could u help me sort it out?
    – Sudarshan
    May 31, 2021 at 7:36
  • @Sudarshan see the \titleformat{name=\chapter,numberless}[display] I have added to the code.
    – mmencke
    May 31, 2021 at 11:33
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enter image description here

I am getting this when I called the \tableofcontents command. I tried using this code below but didn't work:

    \titleformat{\tableofcontents}[display]
{\sffamily\Huge}
{}
[]

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