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Questions tagged [chapters]

{chapters} is about the \chapter command which is one of the sectioning commands forming the logical structure of documents. This tag should only be used *in addition* to the more general {sectioning}.

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“Inspirational” quote at start of chapter

I recall seeing a package to make quotes like that of the following image at the start of a chapter, but I can't seem to find it again. (This image is from the book Combinatorics and Graph Theory by ...
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Fancy chapter headings

I'm searching for nice predefined chapter headings. I've found the fncychap package, and seen that memoir has quite a few, too. Do you know other packages that provide predefined fancy chapter styles?...
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How can I display a short chapter name in the header and a long chapter name in the ToC?

I am writing a book and one of my chapter has a very long title. As it can't be displayed correctly on the top of even pages, I provide a "short title name" via the \chapter[short title]{long title} ...
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How to create individual chapter PDFs

My document structure has one file with preamble (i.e. MainTex) and around 75 individual .tex files (i.e. Chapter_01, Chapter_02, ..., Chapter_75) representing each chapter. I am using \include ...
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Start new chapter on same page

I am using report document class. When I create a new chapter, it starts it on a new blank page in which only the chapter name appears. I want to be able to start new chapters on the same page as the ...
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List sections of chapter at beginning of that chapter

How can one have a mini table of contents for the current chapter appear just after the chapter name listing all sections of that chapter?
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Bringhurst chapter style in memoir

I'm trying to imitate Robert Bringhurst's chapter style in memoir. The class includes one such chapter style, but does not typeset the chapter number on the right side margin, as in Bringhurst's book. ...
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How to remove headers and footers for pages between chapters?

To ensure that a new chapter starts on a right-hand page, the book class (and the report class with the options twoside and openright) will insert blank pages between chapters if necessary. However, ...
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Why doesn't \pagestyle{empty} work on the first page of a chapter?

Here's a minimal case of the problem: \documentclass{book} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{document} \chapter{The first} This page has a page number\ldots \newpage \ldots but not this one. \end{...
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Change the word “Chapter” to something else

I am using fancyhdr. With that, using the command \renewcommand{\chaptername}{Lecture} has no effect. How can I change the name "Chapter" into something else?
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How to start new chapters on the right hand side

I use the report document class, and I would like that chapters always start on the right hand side, anyone an idea how this could be easily done?
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How to remove chapter numbering without removing it from tableofcontents

It seems I have a two day trying to find out the solution of my problem. I have just finished typing my M.Sc thesis using LATEX (MIKTEX 2.9). Unfortunately, all my chapters begin with the chapter ...
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How to decrease spacing before chapter title?

I want to decrease the vertical space between the top of the page and the chapter heading. I have tried to follow the instructions for titlesec but I am not successful. I have tried the following two ...
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How to set document font to times new roman by command

I wanted to know how to set font of a document to Times New Roman and size to 12 for text and for Chapter Heading 14 only, for the whole document. I don't want to use the fontspec package for this. ...
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Chapter on the right side - How to turn it off?

As a documentclass I use book. Chapters always start on the right hand side. How can I turn it off? I don't want to have empty pages. I don't care on which side starts new chapter.
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Chapter title in header too long

How can I format the header on every page displaying the title of the current chapter? In one of my chapters the title is too long so it is running out of the page. Here's a minimal example of my ...
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Space before chapters and contents

I am using LaTeX to write my dissertation, and I have realised that on the table of contents and on every chapter page, LaTeX leaves a lot of empty space. What I mean is that lets say in the page ...
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Appendix after each chapter

How can I add an appendix with two or 3 sections after each chapter in a book?
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Book layout Contents, Chapter, Section,

my goal is to get new style of Table of Contents, new style of Chapter and new style of section. I there is one more: how to change itemize native symbol for a black square? Table of Contents: text ...
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One chapter without numeration

How can I make one chapter (Introduction) without number? I have: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{mwrep} \chapter{Introduction} \chapter{Chapter 1} \chapter{Chapter 2} In ToC I have: ...
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Chapter number starts at 2 not 1

How can I start my chapter from "Chapter 2" instead of "Chapter 1". I am preparing LaTeX document for each chapter. when I put \chapter{Introduction}, it produces "Chapter 1" Introduction. However I ...
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Fancy Chapter Headings

I'm reading a document created with TeX, and it has rather nice chapter headings. Does anyone know how this was done? Update Ok, I've got quite far using TikZ, the only thing I haven't got is the ...
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Chapter name in the header with \chapter*

I need to display the chapter name with the \chapter* command to the left side of the header. This is one example of what I tried: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,oneside]{book} \usepackage{...
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memoir without chapters

Is it possible to use memoir without having chapters?
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Headers of \chapters* take the headers of their previous \chapter

When using book.cls and using \chapter* after a \chapter, the header used in \chapter* is wrong. An example is pasted below. Is there any known workaround for that? I have tried quite some tricks ...
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How to format the chapter heading?

How can I change the chapter heading of the book class to typeset centered chapter names as shown in the image above?
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Distance between chapter title and text

In my scrreprt I've changed distance between paragraphs with \setlength{\parskip}{9pt}. But \parskip changes also distance between chapter title and the paragraph. How can I change distance between ...
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Remove pagebreak after a chapter (Only for one chapter!)

I am using the report style. I have a conclusion chapter and an acknowledgement chapter. I want to bind them together as they are both very short. I want to remove the Pagebreak after conclusion but ...
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Chapter number and chapter title in one line

This is what I want: Chapter 1 : Introduction but I always get: Chapter 1 Introduction How do I do this?
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Table of Contents with Chapter

I'm attempting to modify the Table of Contents in my document. Currently, chapter one in my document is listed as 1 Introduction What I would like to see is Chapter 1 Introduction Seems like ...
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How to add a preface chapter to a book that appears before all chapters and is not numbered as a chapter?

I just wrote the preface to my book and I made it a \chapter, but now the preface is Chapter 1 of the book, which is not what I desire. I am using the memoir document class. Does anyone know how to ...
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How to create specific chapter style in book documentclass

I am using the book documentclass for my thesis. The chapter titles are the normal ones but I would like to know is it is possible to change them to something more fancy, preferable without changing ...
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Remove “chapter #” from the chapter title but keep chapter number in the table of contents

I am using report document class. I want to remove word "Chapter" and "chapter number" from chapter title, so when new chapter starts I will get only chapter title. I can do it using: \renewcommand{\...
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How can I produce an unnumbered chapter for the introduction?

If I did \setcounter{chapter}{-1} \chapter{Introduction} then I get Chapter 0 Introduction. I just want the word Introduction, and I want it also in the contents when I use \tableofcontents How ...
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Chapter formatting

I use report document class and the thing is that I would like to remove Chapter x phrase, add chapter number before chapter title and remove blank place between chapter name and top of page. For ...
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How do I get \chaptername to appear in the table of contents?

In my tex file I have changed the chapter name from 'Chapter' to 'Day', using: \renewcommand \chaptername {Day} But when I generate a table of contents it only shows '1' and not 'Day 1'. How do I ...
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Start a specific chapter on the left page?

Using the book class with the twoside option, I get chapters that start on right/odd pages, which is the expected behavior. Still, I would like to have some specific chapters starting on a left/even ...
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Remove 'Chapter' text from chapter headings and have chapter number on the same line as chapter title [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 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 ...
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Changing “language” settings used by Pandoc for generated output [Pandoc template variables]

This is not directly a LaTeX question since I use Markdown to format my text but this subpart of "stack" seems the most correct place to ask my question. I generate my PDF with Pandoc from markdown ...
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How to make this chapter heading style?

As fncychap has no such chapter style, and using the memoir class will cause a lot conflicts with my current settings (book class), how to make this style (perhaps using the titlesec package)? title ...
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Are there any packages similar to fncychap?

I use fncychap this way: \usepackage[Conny]{fncychap} This lets me have pretty decent chapters, ToC and title page design. But the options are scarce and too popular. Are there any other packages I ...
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Header not displaying correctly on chapter page due to subsection

(Complete source code below.) (Note: Not sure if I am using LaTeX or just TeX. I am editing with TeXworks, as TeXStudio was not rendering what I typed without +20 seconds of lag.) I apologize if ...
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Chapters that openleft unless the chapter is only one page long

I'm using the memoir class, and would like new chapters to begin on the left-hand page, unless the chapters in question are only one page long. Neither openleft nor openany give this behavior. I am ...
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how to suppress “chapter” in \chapter (while keeping numbering)

Using \chapter I get: Chapter 1. The meaning of this novel Chapter 2. The plot of this novel Chapter 3. The moral of this novel I want to get instead: 1. The meaning of this novel 2. The ...
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Displaying author for each chapter in book

I am preparing a book in which each chapter is contributed by different people.I want to include their name after the chapter title.How to I do it.If I use \maketitle it is useing the title and author ...
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Keep chapter number of chapters inserted with \include

Okay, I've puzzled over this for a while and I can't work it out. I have a document with several chapters, using the memoir class. I've separated each chapter into separate files, and I'm including ...
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How to change the chapter number to display as text (One, Two, …)?

In LaTeX, how do I change the chapter number to display as text? eg: CHAPTER ONE not CHAPTER 1; CHAPTER THIRTEEN not CHAPTER 13.
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How can I produce a fancy chapter heading like this one?

I just found some chapter headings that are really nice: But I can't exactly figure out how to extend the rule off the margin and put the figure on the page before the chapter and the caption on the ...
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Hansen-like chapter heading

I'm trying to customize the book class chapter headings. Something similar to memoir Hansen chapter style might be cool. But I'm quite stuck right now since I can't make the chapter title overlap the ...
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Can I re-use section labels across chapters?

I'm formatting a long document with many chapters. Most chapters contain some generic sections (e.g. "Introduction," "Results," ...) and most of them are already labeled accordingly (e.g. \label{sec:...