[OS X TeX] Changing header styles?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Dec 7 13:05:01 EST 2005

On Dec 7, 2005, at 11:52 AM, Vicky Lamburn wrote:

> Hiya,
> Another newbie question from me!  Everything seems to going well;  
> must have had a blonde one yesterday with the `` '' quotes issues  
> so many thanks for your help!
> I have been going great guns in writing a new book using LaTeX in  
> TeXShop and it's been a lot of fun and refreshing to refocus on  
> writing rather than fiddling with settings.
> My question is that I am now using the gtmacfonts package with the  
> Baskerville package with
> \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
> \usepackage{gtamacbaskerville}
> Which is great.  I am also using the memoir document class.  I know  
> this package uses Optima as its sans-serif typeface, so I am  
> wondering how do I go about redefining the header styles such as  
> used for:
> \chapter, \section etc., and \tableofcontents to use Optima instead  
> of Baskerville.  I have search but have not had much luck and using  
> \redefinecommand yielded some odd results.
> Any pointers in the right direction would be really appreciated!
> many thanks
> Vicky


Rather than go into details, try looking at the titlesec and titletoc  
packages. The best discussion of their use is in the 2nd Edition of  
``The LaTeX Companion'' by Mittelbach, Goosens, et al, which is a  
big, fat, wonderful book with tons of in-depth information.

Another, somewhat thinner and less detailed but still wonderful book  
is the 4th Edition of ``Guide to LaTeX'' by Kopka and Daly.

I think BOTH should be in any serious LaTeX user's library.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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