# [OS X TeX] Re: How to reformat a heading

Richard Burton burtonr at telusplanet.net
Sun Jun 13 17:28:52 CEST 2004

```> Howdy,
>
> Hmmm... I think you're correct in assuming that \@startsection isn't
> the way
> to go here. You've got to get to a more fundamental level and redefine
> the
> \section command usinf \secdef and new commands for regular and
> starred form
> of sectioning. You should look into ``The LaTeX Companion'' (TLC) and I
> think the information is there in either the First or Second Editions -
> maybe better in the Second Edition.
>
> You might also try the titlesec package. The Second Edition of TLC has
> a
> very detailed section with lots of examples of its use.
>
> Good Luck,
>
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest.com)
>

Thanks for the heads up on the titlesec package - forgot about that
one. Though I am stll curious as to whether it is better in practice to
redefine some of the lower level commands or just add commands at a
higher level (as per example in original post).

Richard

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