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The LaTeX titlesec package

Version: 5.5 - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word

The titlesec package is a complete reimplementation for LaTeX heading commands. It provides a way to change the typeset appearance of division headings such as chapter and section. The package includes two interfaces:

  • The basic interface provides modification of various division heading attributes (font size, font shape, text alignment, spacing) with the package options available through the Options and Packages command on the Typeset menu. The modifications are applied to all division headings.

  • The extended interface provides commands that allow separate and more elaborate modification of the appearance and placement of headings, including different formats for right and left pages and numbered and unnumbered headings.

Using the basic interface

  1. Add the titlesec package to your document.

  2. From the Typeset menu, choose Options and Packages and then choose the Package Options tab.

  3. From the Packages in Use list, select the titlesec package and choose Modify.

  4. Select items from the Category list, and for each item, select an item from the Options list to specify the format of the division headings.

  5. Choose OK to close each dialog box and return to your document.

If the predefined options don't meet your needs, you can use the extended interface to create elaborate formats for division headings. See the package documentation for details. The titlesec package doesn't work for documents created with Style Editor shells.

It is installed in the TCITeX/TeX/LaTeX/contrib/titlesec directory.

Added 07/27/05

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