# [OS X TeX] Problems customizing report.cls

Aaron Jackson jackson at msrce.howard.edu
Fri Apr 15 18:22:36 EDT 2005

On Apr 15, 2005, at 2:47 PM, Daryl Basil Biberdorf wrote:

> I can understand both your and Aaron's input on this.
> Sadly, I find it's often harder to figure out the inputs
> to the various packages than it is to look at the
> code that's generating output in a standard class.
> As one example, I find the documentation of the titlesec
> class in the LaTeX Companion to be completely
> confusing on several fronts.

Yes, it is confusing, but I managed to figure it out after a few hours
and several test documents.  It makes things much more portable, so I
bit the bullet.  To get what I wanted, I just had to use the following:

\usepackage[compact,indentfirst]{titlesec}% needed to change section
characteristics
%%
%% change default chapter and section heading characteristics
%%
%% Syntax:
%%
\titleformat{ command }[ shape ]{ format }{ label }{ sep }{ before }[ af
ter ]
%%
%%
\titlespacing{\chapter}{0pt}{0pt}{30pt}[0pt]
\titleformat{\chapter}[hang]{\normalfont\normalsize\bfseries\centering}%
\titleformat{\section}[hang]{\normalfont\normalsize\bfseries}{\thesectio
\titleformat{\subsection}[hang]{\normalfont\normalsize\bfseries}{\thesub
\titleformat{\subsubsection}[hang]{\normalfont\normalsize\bfseries}{\the

Aaron
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