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I read somewhere about an option or a package to scrbook that allowed you to emulate/replicate the look of book, but now I can't seem to find it. Could you point me in the right direction? (Or did I dream this?)

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    Do you mean the egregdoesnotlikesansseriftitles option?
    – egreg
    Nov 18, 2022 at 8:28
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    Or do you mean option emulatestandardclasses?
    – esdd
    Nov 18, 2022 at 17:12
  • Why not just use the book class instead of trying to emulate it? Nov 18, 2022 at 19:43
  • @PeterWilson I've never used scrbook before and so I'm trying it out. I like the idea of being able to set any font size, but I felt that the different styles went a bit too far and so I wanted to ease into KOMA Script :-)
    – Fredrik P
    Nov 18, 2022 at 21:20
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    If you only need the font size feature: use the book class and load package scrextend (part of the KOMA-Script bundle) with option fontsize.
    – esdd
    Nov 18, 2022 at 21:39

2 Answers 2

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There is also the option emulatestandardclasses. Note that this option loads package scrlayer-scrpage. So it can not be used together with fancyhdr.

\documentclass[
  emulatestandardclasses
]{scrbook}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}
\chapter{Foo}
\lipsum[1]
\section{Bar}
\lipsum[2-10]
\end{document}

enter image description here

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  • The option emulatestandardclasses is not mentioned in the manual of KOMA.
    – egreg
    Nov 18, 2022 at 21:37
  • Unfortunaly it is only mentioned in the German printed book.
    – esdd
    Nov 18, 2022 at 21:40
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You emulate the look of book by using the document class option

headings=standardclasses

Example

\documentclass[
  headings=standardclasses,
]{scrbook}

\begin{document}

\chapter{Title}

\section{A section}

text

\end{document}

enter image description here

You get the look of scrbook, but with serif titles, with the option

egregdoesnotlikesansseriftitles
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  • What a badge of honor! I too do not particularly like serif titles. At least not the default ones :-)
    – Fredrik P
    Nov 18, 2022 at 21:21
  • For koma v3.39 or newer there is now the class option sfdefaults=false instead of egregdoesnotlikesansseriftitles Jul 4, 2023 at 11:56

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