[texhax] Book document class

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Thu Dec 14 13:27:36 CET 2006

On Dec 13, 2006, at 3:07 PM, Donald F Nelson wrote:

> I am writing a book using LaTeX using document class
> "book." I wish to make the title page in a consistent font with the  
> default font used in Chapter headings, which I find acceptable. How  
> do I go about this?

Investigate how \chapter is defined, then ``\renecommand'' \maketitle.

You can either dig directly into the source (source2e.pdf the typeset  
version of source2e) or check things manually, e.g.:


which leads one to:


which leads one to:


which suggests that the command to use in redefining \maketitle would  
be \Huge\bfseries if I'm reading things right.

There is a titling package on CTAN which will help in this, or you  
can dig through the archives here where there's been discussion on it  
in the past, or you could use the memoir package which has excellent  
documentation on this sort of thing, as well as shorter typeset  
source than all of LaTeX.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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