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Classicthesis, Bachelor and Master thesis, PhD, Doctoral degree
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How can I get rid of the first "Chapter #" header?

I'm using this template for my Master Thesis and until now everything is working fine,
I have just one problem:
I want to get rid of the first header of each Chapter (Chapter 1 Chapter 2...) which appears above the Chapter name that I define.

I think I have to change something in the .cls file, but I don't know which parameter.
Thanks a lot in advance for some help!

Morla

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Vel
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Hi Morla,

To adjust the chapter headings you need to use the titlesec package. Here's an example that, once you put it into your preamble, will remove the Chapter 1, Chapter 2, etc text:

\usepackage{titlesec}\titleformat{\chapter}{}{}{0em}{\bf\LARGE}

For anyone else interested in customizing the chapter heading, here's another example which makes the chapter text smaller and centered to give you an idea of how to use this command:

\usepackage{titlesec}\titleformat{\chapter}{\normalfont\centering}{CHAPTER \MakeUppercase{\thechapter}}{1em}{}

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Vel
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Thanks a lot!
It worked perfectly =)

Morla

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Excellent, good luck with your thesis!
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hi Vel,

My thesis consists of 5 chapters. In every chapter, I need to mention different co-authors and different journals where my manuscript is published.
Would that be possible to do that? Thank you and look forward to your reply.

andhiex

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Hi,

I would recommend you keep the chapter titles as they are and simply add that information under the title of each chapter (e.g. directly under \chapter{Chapter Title Here} in Chapter1.tex of the template).

Then, I would add a \clearpage right before your first section of the chapter so that you now effectively have Chapter 1 <newline> Chapter Title <newline> <Journals/Co-authors> <newpage> <chapter content>.

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Is it possible to combine the two? so instead of saying e.g.

Chapter 1
Introduction

It says

1. Introduction

like in the sections and subsections?

ebbbe

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Hey,

Yep, we just have to use our good friend the titlesec package Just add this to your preamble:

\usepackage{titlesec}\titleformat{\chapter}{}{}{0em}{\bf\LARGE\thechapter.~}

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Hey Vel, U doing great job. Can you also help me, how can I add tab spacing, for eg., what we do in word, in order to align all number in a column like in the below eg.

ABC 1
DEFghii 2
GHIJK 3
and so on....

and second query is how can I include some special characters like symbol of micro (µ) in latex ?

Anshu

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Hi,

You should use a table in LaTeX to align text rather than tab characters. There's a table template on the website to show you how to use them properly if you haven't made one before. Alternatively you could use a parbox, see here for documentation: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Boxes

The symbol for mu is printed with $\mu$, you can find a list of common symbols here: http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Wiki ... eX:Symbols or the comprehensive list here: www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/info/symbols/ ... ols-a4.pdf

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Vel
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