# [Tugindia] Changing default font size

V. Sasi Kumar vsasi at vsnl.com
Tue Jun 17 04:58:46 CEST 2003

On Sat, 2003-06-14 at 15:00, Radhakrishnan CV wrote:
> >>>>> "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

When I did this, the word Chapter disappeared, but the number remained.
This would have been okay if I could align it with the name of the
chapter.

>
> 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>}

I found this to be an interesting option. It permitted you to call the
chapter something else!

Thanks.

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V. Sasi Kumar <vsasi at vsnl.com>
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