Currently, I'm working with a document based on the standard book.cls. I redefined the section command (unstarred) to get a more fancy heading. But while doing this, I ran into some walls.


Well obviously, I've redefined the unstarred version with \@section, and together with \secdef I fixed bugs in the ToC (strange doublings) and tried to keep the definition of the starred version. To make it short, it doesn't work... here is the output:

! Undefined control sequence.
\reserved@a *->\@ssection

Does anybody know how to handle it? Even \let doesn't help here...

  • Sectioning command below \chapter (\section, \subsection, ...) do not have a separate "starred" version, like you propose \@ssection. You have to define that manually, like is done for \chapter and \part.
    – Werner
    Oct 16 '12 at 18:01
  • Would you be able to provide a complete, minimal working example (MWE) that shows what you've done in its entirety?
    – Werner
    Oct 16 '12 at 18:04

\section is not defined via \secdef. So there is no \@ssection.

This may work:




So \section* will call \latex@section*, while \section{title} will call


while \section[x]{title} will call


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