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11.1. \chapter

Although this command nominally requires an argument, the definition here seems to require zero arguments. However, it uses the \secdef command which looks for a “*” following the command name and then processes the argument.

% - - -   \ c h a p t e r
{% Start a new chapter or appendix

There is no explicit command that starts the body section of the document, when the page numbering starts over with Arabic numeral 1. The Boolean switch inbody is used to control this event; see Section 8.4, “Page numbering”.

  {}%  Not the first \chapter
  {% First \chapter
  }% First \chapter

The rest of the processing is handled in Section 13.7, “\internal@chapter, including the call to the \secdef command.

}% End \chapter