I have fairly minimal 'bits-and-pieces' knowledge of LaTeX; I've only used it to write theses and technical documents. I want to use it to write a book, too, and in Word I designed the following chapter opening. I'm not asking for a fully-fledged code to produce this result, but some hints towards useful packages and/or documentation would be highly appreciated. The fncychap package didn't prove useful, neither did titlesec.

I'm using the memoir class, by the way.

the look I'm going for.

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    You could achieve that with titlesec, but I guess you'll need quite a bit of code to make it working like this. Would be interesting to know which class you're using, because some have their builtin methods to style headings.
    – Skillmon
    Dec 17, 2022 at 19:46
  • @Skillmon I'm using memoir. I was thinking of using a drop-cap style thingy to get that chapter number using a minipage or something, but I have very little knowledge of how to do that. Dec 17, 2022 at 19:52
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    Welcome to tex.sx. This isn't quite the same but it might help: tex.stackexchange.com/q/142401 Dec 17, 2022 at 20:01
  • @barbarabeeton Oh, wow, thanks! That does indeed come quite close. And it confirms my notion of using a parbox to achieve that chapter number. Thank you very much! :) Dec 17, 2022 at 20:23


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