## LaTeX forum ⇒ Page Layout ⇒ Removing "Chapter 1" at the start of a chapter

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philiprw
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### Removing "Chapter 1" at the start of a chapter

Hi all,

At the moment I am using the following thesis template

https://www.overleaf.com/latex/templates/heriot-watt-university-hwu-cs-masters-thesis-template/nnyccpsbqrcj

At the start of every chapter, the page wil show "Chapter + Chap.number".
Below it will show the actual name of the chapter.
Below that it will show the section, and eventually the content.

My question is: how do i remove the "Chapter + Chap.number" from the page, without further messing up the format.
The page should then start with the name I gave the chapter.

Hopefully someone knows how to solve this problem!
Phil

Johannes_B
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Oh no oh no no, the madness continues.

The template you want to use is probably what the university requires, so there is no point in modifying anything.

If you are not related to that university, do not use this template.
If you are looking for a thesis template, check out what the template claims to be based on on latextemplates.com. It got several updates over the years as the original was very very badly designed.

Or even better, don't use a ready-to-use template. You need to learn what the template provides on top of the LaTeX basics.

You should have a look at Scientific reports.
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philiprw
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Hi Johannes_B,

Thanks for the reply, apparently i'm doing something very foolish!
I have written multiple essays in latex but definitely still no expert, so these "fancy" looking templates seem like an ideal solution.

However I do see where you're coming from, these issues always arise with other people's work .

But as a last tip, if I really do not want to completely build up my own layout, are the templates on latextemplates.com any better than those on overleaf?

For those who have the same question as I had, (thanks to Johannes's directions) I found the answer at an older topic:

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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}

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Thanks again!

Johannes_B
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You can have a look at https://github.com/johannesbottcher/templateConfusion/ and https://github.com/johannesbottcher/tem ... emplate.md

Though the mastersdoctoralthesis template was updated in is in a fairly up-to-date state .... there is aboslutely no reason to use it. It doesn't do anything useful at all.

It provides an option though, that places the chapter number next to the title and leaving out the word chapter. But if i understoof you correctly, you want to omit the number as well. Which is a little bit strange.
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Lorrane Lopes
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Eu tive muita dificuldade para encontrar este modelo pronto, portanto, adaptei este. Espero ajudar as pessoas que se depararem com essa questão.
I had a hard time finding this model ready, so I adapted this one. I hope to help people who come across this issue.


Johannes_B
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This solution is incompatible with the class the OP is using. It probably works with the memoir class though.
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