I want my chapter titles to look like as asked in this post. I have followed the method suggested by "lockstep", that is, using package titlesec. It works perfectly fine but here is the question: I want this format for main chapters only and for the rest, that is Contents, Declaration, Index, Bibliography etc I want them centered with normal vertical spaces before and after the title. Pasting the code at the start of Chapter 1 solves the problem partially; it leaves the starting ones (contents, declaration) totally unchanged and applies the same format to Index and Bibliography. Please help.


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Since the lists (ToC, LoF, LoT), the bibliography and index usually use \chapter* to format the heading in the document, you can simply use another \titleformat command for the numberless chapters:




\chapter{The real numbers}


An image of the ToC

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and another one, of a numbered chapter:

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  • Perfect. It did the trick. Many Many Thanks.
    – user39729
    Oct 15, 2012 at 22:06

It appears that with the article class, the ToC title is made with \section* instead of \chapter*. In that case, the only change from Gonzalo's answer is to swap \section in for \chapter, and it has the expected effect.

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