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#### getting rid of chapters in LaTeX reports

Hi,

I want to use the LaTeX report template, but without having chapters.
That is, I want the top level numbering be for sections, as in the
article template. Anyone knows how to do that?

Regards,
Samuel

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12/3/2004 4:27:52 PM
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 samuel <sha@chello.se> writes:
>I want to use the LaTeX report template, but without having chapters.
>That is, I want the top level numbering be for sections, as in the
>article template. Anyone knows how to do that?

simplest thing would be to make trivial changes to article, rather
than substantial changes to report.

what, from report, do you want that article doesn't give you?
--
Robin (http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq) Fairbairns, Cambridge

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rf53 (2582)
12/3/2004 5:07:46 PM
"samuel" <sha@chello.se> wrote in message
news:bu0sd.2688$3N5.1238@amstwist00... > Hi, > > I want to use the LaTeX report template, but without having chapters. That > is, I want the top level numbering be for sections, as in the article > template. Anyone knows how to do that? > The memoir class lets you output in either book/report form or in article form. Peter W.   0 12/3/2004 6:09:06 PM > simplest thing would be to make trivial changes to article, rather > than substantial changes to report. > > what, from report, do you want that article doesn't give you? The bibliography, table of content, abstract and, well, pretty much everything I can think of should be in the style of a report. The lack of chapters is really the only thing I want from the article format. Regards, Samuel   0 sha5251 (8) 12/3/2004 8:41:37 PM Peter Wilson wrote: > "samuel" <sha@chello.se> wrote in message > news:bu0sd.2688$3N5.1238@amstwist00...
>
>>Hi,
>>
>>I want to use the LaTeX report template, but without having chapters. That
>>is, I want the top level numbering be for sections, as in the article
>>template. Anyone knows how to do that?
>>
>
>
>     The memoir class lets you output in either book/report form or in
> article form.
>
> Peter W.
>
>

So, using the memoir class, how do I produce a report sans chapters?
From your documentation of the memoir class (a pdf I found on the
Internet, it might have been updated since): "The main matter is at
least divided into chapters, unless it is something like a young child's
book which consists of a single story."

Regards,
Samuel

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sha5251 (8)
12/3/2004 8:56:56 PM
samuel wrote:
> Peter Wilson wrote:
>
>> "samuel" <sha@chello.se> wrote in message
>> news:bu0sd.2688$3N5.1238@amstwist00... >> >>> Hi, >>> >>> I want to use the LaTeX report template, but without having chapters. >>> That is, I want the top level numbering be for sections, as in the >>> article template. Anyone knows how to do that? >>> >> >> >> The memoir class lets you output in either book/report form or in >> article form. >> >> Peter W. >> > > So, using the memoir class, how do I produce a report sans chapters? > From your documentation of the memoir class (a pdf I found on the > Internet, it might have been updated since): "The main matter is at > least divided into chapters, unless it is something like a young child's > book which consists of a single story." > > Regards, > Samuel redesign the section numbering and adjust the spacings in the ToC should more or less do it. By the way, why do yuo only want to use section? memoir also has an article option making memoir mimic the article class with \chapter behaiving like \section -- /daleif (remove RTFSIGNATURE for email)   0 daleif2 (2648) 12/3/2004 10:49:50 PM samuel wrote: >> simplest thing would be to make trivial changes to article, rather >> than substantial changes to report. >> >> what, from report, do you want that article doesn't give you? > > > The bibliography, table of content, abstract and, well, pretty much > everything I can think of should be in the style of a report. The lack > of chapters is really the only thing I want from the article format. Um, I think just about all of these are available in article as well since the toc and bibliography are added manually. Abstract also appears in the base article class. > > Regards, > Samuel   0 kirk-news (15) 12/4/2004 12:11:32 AM Kirk Job-Sluder wrote: > samuel wrote: > >>> simplest thing would be to make trivial changes to article, rather >>> than substantial changes to report. >>> >>> what, from report, do you want that article doesn't give you? >> >> >> >> The bibliography, table of content, abstract and, well, pretty much >> everything I can think of should be in the style of a report. The lack >> of chapters is really the only thing I want from the article format. > > > Um, I think just about all of these are available in article as well > since the toc and bibliography are added manually. Abstract also > appears in the base article class. > Yes, but they're formatted differently, they do not get pages of their own, etc. Maybe this is easy to rectify, but I'm not a LaTeX guru. All I can see is that using "article" there are a lot of things that don't look the way I want them too, and with "report" there's only the problem with the chapters. --Samuel   0 sha5251 (8) 12/4/2004 12:24:04 AM Lars Madsen wrote: > samuel wrote: > >> Peter Wilson wrote: >> >>> "samuel" <sha@chello.se> wrote in message >>> news:bu0sd.2688$3N5.1238@amstwist00...
>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I want to use the LaTeX report template, but without having
>>>> chapters. That is, I want the top level numbering be for sections,
>>>> as in the article template. Anyone knows how to do that?
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>     The memoir class lets you output in either book/report form or in
>>> article form.
>>>
>>> Peter W.
>>>
>>
>> So, using the memoir class, how do I produce a report sans chapters?
>>  From your documentation of the memoir class (a pdf I found on the
>> Internet, it might have been updated since): "The main matter is at
>> least divided into chapters, unless it is something like a young
>> child's book which consists of a single story."
>>
>> Regards,
>> Samuel
>
>
> redesign the section numbering and adjust the spacings in the ToC should
> more or less do it.
>

Sorry, if my not understanding this is due to my incredibly poor latex
skills. However, I have no idea what you mean. Redesign the section
numbering and adjust the spacings how? In memoir or article or report or
what?

> By the way, why do yuo only want to use section?

I'm writing my BSc thesis, and my advisor does not approve of having
chapters in it. He also does not approve of the article format. On my
institution they normally write in MS Word, so he has no template I can
use either. My thesis is unusually math heavy (for a philosophy paper)
so for me writing in Word is hardly an option.

> memoir also has an article option making memoir mimic the article class
> with \chapter behaiving like \section
>

But wouldn't that simply be the same thing as using the article class?
That's precisely what I'm trying to avoid.

--Samuel

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sha5251 (8)
12/4/2004 12:30:04 AM
samuel wrote:
> Yes, but they're formatted differently, they do not get pages of their
> own, etc. Maybe this is easy to rectify, but I'm not a LaTeX guru. All I
> can see is that using "article" there are a lot of things that don't
> look the way I want them too, and with "report" there's only the problem
> with the chapters.

One possibility, then, is to use the titlesec package (available from
CTAN) to alter the way that \chapter is formatted.

-- Scott


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ctt (1173)
12/4/2004 1:04:55 AM
samuel <sha@chello.se> writes:

> Yes, but they're formatted differently, they do not get pages of their own,

The only difference is that they are chapters in report and sections
in article.  But you don't want chapters.

Donald Arseneau                          asnd@triumf.ca

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asnd (4601)
12/4/2004 1:39:32 AM
Donald Arseneau wrote:

> samuel <sha@chello.se> writes:
>
>
>>Yes, but they're formatted differently, they do not get pages of their own,
>
>
> The only difference is that they are chapters in report and sections
> in article.  But you don't want chapters.
>
> Donald Arseneau                          asnd@triumf.ca

Except for the fact that what you're saying is untrue, that's great help.

--Samuel

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sha5251 (8)
12/4/2004 2:00:03 AM
>
> Sorry, if my not understanding this is due to my incredibly poor latex
> skills. However, I have no idea what you mean. Redesign the section
> numbering and adjust the spacings how? In memoir or article or report or
> what?
>

see the memoir manual.

redesigning the section number in order to have it go 1, 2, 3... instead
of <chapternumber>.<sectionnumber>

and since chapter is the highest level in the ToC it might look better
if one reconfigured it so that sections looked like they were the top level.

>  > By the way, why do yuo only want to use section?
>
> I'm writing my BSc thesis, and my advisor does not approve of having
> chapters in it. He also does not approve of the article format. On my
> institution they normally write in MS Word, so he has no template I can
> use either. My thesis is unusually math heavy (for a philosophy paper)
> so for me writing in Word is hardly an option.
>
>  > memoir also has an article option making memoir mimic the article class
>  > with \chapter behaiving like \section
>  >
>
> But wouldn't that simply be the same thing as using the article class?
> That's precisely what I'm trying to avoid.
>

you could just tell us exactly how you need it to look like and to
behave, then it would be easy to configure memoir to do so.

have a look at the different chapterstyles in the memoir manual (the
manual is actually written using those)

--
/daleif (remove RTFSIGNATURE for email)

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daleif2 (2648)
12/4/2004 9:27:50 AM
On Sat, 04 Dec 2004 03:00:03 +0100, samuel <sha@chello.se> wrote:

>> The only difference is that they are chapters in report and sections
>> in article.  But you don't want chapters.
>>
>> Donald Arseneau                          asnd@triumf.ca
>
>Except for the fact that what you're saying is untrue, that's great help.

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bik.mido (626)
12/4/2004 11:59:43 AM
 samuel <sha@chello.se> writes:
>Donald Arseneau wrote:
>> samuel <sha@chello.se> writes:
>>
>>>Yes, but they're formatted differently, they do not get pages of their own,
>>
>> The only difference is that they are chapters in report and sections
>> in article.  But you don't want chapters.
>
>Except for the fact that what you're saying is untrue, that's great help.

now you're just being silly.

take it from the experts: you don't want to try rooting out the
chapters from report class -- it's tantamount to writing a new class.
(though i wouldn't be in the market for this job, i would charge
several thousand euros for through-designing a new class.)

what, exactly, is wrong with the combination \clearpage\section in
article class?  until we know the answer to that, there's no way
--
Robin (http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq) Fairbairns, Cambridge

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rf53 (2582)
12/4/2004 12:12:41 PM
> >> The bibliography, table of content, abstract and, well, pretty much
> >> everything I can think of should be in the style of a report. The lack
> >> of chapters is really the only thing I want from the article format.
> >
> >
> > Um, I think just about all of these are available in article as well
> > since the toc and bibliography are added manually.  Abstract also
> > appears in the base article class.
> >
>
> Yes, but they're formatted differently, they do not get pages of their
> own, etc. Maybe this is easy to rectify, but I'm not a LaTeX guru. All I
> can see is that using "article" there are a lot of things that don't
> look the way I want them too, and with "report" there's only the problem
> with the chapters.
>

Use article with the titlepage option.

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ggl1 (82)
12/4/2004 12:51:49 PM
J.S. Milne wrote:
>>>>The bibliography, table of content, abstract and, well, pretty much
>>>>everything I can think of should be in the style of a report. The lack
>>>>of chapters is really the only thing I want from the article format.
>>>
>>>
>>>Um, I think just about all of these are available in article as well
>>>since the toc and bibliography are added manually.  Abstract also
>>>appears in the base article class.
>>>
>>
>>Yes, but they're formatted differently, they do not get pages of their
>>own, etc. Maybe this is easy to rectify, but I'm not a LaTeX guru. All I
>>can see is that using "article" there are a lot of things that don't
>>look the way I want them too, and with "report" there's only the problem
>>with the chapters.
>>
>
>
> Use article with the titlepage option.

Thank you, that's exactly what I needed. Is there a way to get the ToC
and the bibliography (and perhaps for it to be called "bibliography"
rather than "references," although that is not stricly necessary) on
separate pages as well?

Regards,
Samuel

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sha5251 (8)
12/4/2004 3:47:31 PM
samuel wrote:
> Thank you, that's exactly what I needed. Is there a way to get the ToC
> and the bibliography (and perhaps for it to be called "bibliography"
> rather than "references," although that is not stricly necessary) on
> separate pages as well?

"References" -> "Bibliography": see the FAQ:

http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=fixnam

If you want to start just the ToC and the bibliography on a new page,
put a \clearpage before \tableofcontents and \bibliography.

-- Scott


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ctt (1173)
12/4/2004 8:09:58 PM
Perfect, thanks!

Scott Pakin wrote:
> samuel wrote:
>
>> Thank you, that's exactly what I needed. Is there a way to get the ToC
>> and the bibliography (and perhaps for it to be called "bibliography"
>> rather than "references," although that is not stricly necessary) on
>> separate pages as well?
>
>
> "References" -> "Bibliography": see the FAQ:
>
>     http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=fixnam
>
> If you want to start just the ToC and the bibliography on a new page,
> put a \clearpage before \tableofcontents and \bibliography.
>
> -- Scott
>

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sha5251 (8)
12/6/2004 2:03:02 AM
Robin Fairbairns wrote:

>  samuel <sha@chello.se> writes:
>>I want to use the LaTeX report template, but without having chapters.
>>That is, I want the top level numbering be for sections, as in the
>>article template. Anyone knows how to do that?
>
> simplest thing would be to make trivial changes to article, rather
> than substantial changes to report.

Ewww <spit> :-)

Then you have to go and change \maketitle as well as the margins...

///Peter
--
"The cat in the box is both a wave and a particle"
-- Terry Pratchett, introducing quantum physics in _The Authentic Cat_

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Peter
12/6/2004 10:21:32 PM
samuel wrote:

> I want to use the LaTeX report template, but without having chapters.
> That is, I want the top level numbering be for sections, as in the
> article template. Anyone knows how to do that?

I use this exact problem as an example in

http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/beginlatex/html/chapter9.html#reprog

///Peter
--
"The cat in the box is both a wave and a particle"
-- Terry Pratchett, introducing quantum physics in _The Authentic Cat_
`
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Peter
12/6/2004 10:26:23 PM

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