[texhax] changing chapter (+ code)

Christian Deindl deindl at soziologie.uzh.ch
Sat Jan 10 17:43:59 CET 2009

dear uwe,

thanks a lot for your help.

it works fine!

I've a small follow up question: the changes don't affect the table of 
contents, etc.
is there a way to change them as well?

thanks in advance,


On Sat, 10 Jan 2009 02:01:42 +0100
  Uwe Lueck <uwe.lueck at web.de> wrote:
> "Christian Deindl" <deindl at soziologie.uzh.ch> schrieb am 09.01.2009 
>> I'm about to finish a report and I want to change the positon of the 
>> chapter-headlines. the default is a large gap between the page and the 
>> headline while I want the headline to start without this gap.
> [snip]
>> secondly I want to suppress a pagenumer on the first page of each chapter.
> Copy this into your preamble and play with `50':
> \makeatletter
> \renewcommand\chapter{\if at openright\cleardoublepage\else\clearpage\fi
>                    \thispagestyle{empty}% WAS plain
>                    \global\@topnum\z@
>                    \@afterindentfalse
>                    \secdef\@chapter\@schapter}
> \def\@makechapterhead#1{%
>  \vspace*{50\p@}% PLAY WITH THE NUMBER
>  {\parindent \z@ \raggedright \normalfont
>    \ifnum \c at secnumdepth >\m at ne
>        \huge\bfseries \@chapapp\space \thechapter
>        \par\nobreak
>        \vskip 20\p@
>    \fi
>    \interlinepenalty\@M
>    \Huge \bfseries #1\par\nobreak
>    \vskip 40\p@
>  }}
> \makeatother
> HTH -- Uwe.

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