[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  
%% change default chapter and section heading characteristics
%% Syntax:
\titleformat{ command }[ shape ]{ format }{ label }{ sep }{ before }[ af 
ter ]
{\chaptertitlename\ \thechapter.\quad}{0pt}{}[]

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