LaTeX Table of Contents

A table of contents is produced with the \tableofcontents command. You put the command right where you want the table of contents to go; LaTeX does the rest for you. It produces a heading, but it does not automatically start a new page. If you want a new page after the table of contents, include a \newpage command after the \tableofcontents command.

There are similar commands \listoffigures and \listoftables for producing a list of figures and a list of tables, respectively. Everything works exactly the same as for the table of contents.

NOTE: If you want a any of these items to be generated, you can not have the \nofiles command in your document.


The \addcontentsline command adds an entry to the specified list or table where


The \addtocontents command adds text (or formatting commands) directly to the file that generates the table of contents or list of figures or tables.

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