I want to display a theorem title, it is simple:


I get

Theorem 4.5 (Name).

but I don't like the dot at the end. I want it to look like this:

Theorem 4.5. (Name)

Can you help me with that?

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    Welcome to TeX.SE! It would be best if you could provide a MWE in particular, please include the packages you use to create your theorems (amsthm?, thmtools? ntheorem? other?). Welcome!
    – cmhughes
    Oct 27, 2012 at 18:04

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The amsthm package allows you to define custom theorem styles, with custom heading specifications. To get the formatting you desire, you can define a new style, say custom, and then declare a theorem environment using that style. Here's an example:


% Create a `custom` theorem style.
  {\topsep}   % Space above
  {\topsep}   % Space below
  {\itshape}  % Body font
  {0pt}       % Indent amount (empty value is the same as 0pt)
  {\bfseries} % Theorem head font
  {}          % Punctuation after theorem head
  {5pt plus 1pt minus 1pt} % Space after theorem head
  {\thmname{#1}\thmnumber{ #2}.\thmnote{ (#3)}} % Theorem head spec

% Create a `theorem` environment using the `custom` style.


This is the new theorem environment.


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