# Adjusting the line spacing of chapter headings in the book/report class

In my report, some chapter headings are long and they come in more than one line. The spacing between them is not aesthetically appealing. I need to reduce that line spacing. Kindly suggest a solution.

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The following def is from report.cls and \renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{0.85} has been added. Adjust the stretch to your taste. It is probably better to have shorter chapter titles.

\makeatletter
\vspace*{50\p@}%
{\parindent \z@ \raggedright \normalfont
\ifnum \c@secnumdepth >\m@ne
\huge\bfseries \@chapapp\space \thechapter
\par\nobreak
\vskip 20\p@
\fi
\interlinepenalty\@M
\Huge
\renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{0.85}
\bfseries #1\par\nobreak
\vskip 40\p@
}}
\makeatother