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Chapter formatting

Apologies if this is something simple, but I seem to be searching in the wrong place for an answer. I have a document of type report. It is currently generating my chapters as follows:

Chapter 1

Name of Chapter

I just want it to be:

  1. Name of Chapter

I had a few latex documents which used to generate it in the way I want using this command:


However it does not seem to be having any effect on my new document. What am I missing? I am using the latest MiKTeX 2.9 and Texmaker 3.5.2.


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You can use the titlesec package. The following example shows how to implement it:




\chapter{Name of Chapter}

  • 2
    Is it possible to remove numbering before the title? Istead of "1 Foo"; "2 Bar" to have just "Foo" and "Bar"?
    – pogibas
    Commented Apr 30, 2020 at 9:46

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