# [Tugindia] Changing default font size

Sat Jun 14 10:44:28 CEST 2003

>>>>> "Manoj" == Manoj Kummini <kummini at yahoo.com> writes:

Manoj>  --- "V. Sasi Kumar" <vsasi at vsnl.com> wrote:

>> In a report I am preparing, I would like to change the default
>> sizes of the chapter heading and also of the word Chapter that
>> is automatically introduced before the chapter title. How can I
>> do this?

Manoj> In the standard LaTeX report class, the chapter heading is
Manoj> typeset by the command \@makechapterhead. You have to
Manoj> redefine that. The word Chapter' is held in the macro
Manoj> \@chapapp; therefore by redefining \@chapapp, you can
Manoj> suppress the printing of Chapter'.

I think, it is far more easier to say

\let\chaptername\relax

in the premable are of the document which will suppress the string
'Chapter'.

Also there is a convenient way to redefine to something else if one
wants some other string in place of 'Chapter'. You might use the
following command:

\def\chaptername{<your_string>}

Best.