# How to remove the self-reference of the ToC from the ToC?

I'm having a very weird problem. The following example should illustrate it quite right.

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{memoir}
\begin{document}
\frontmatter
\tableofcontents
\clearpage
\mainmatter
\chapter{Chapter 1}
\end{document}


I've compiled it with xelatex but on the table of contents page, it is referencing the table of contents page as Contents, which is the header of that page as well. It does make sense to me to a certain extend. But I'd still like to know how to get rid of the self-reference.

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\KeepFromToc helps in suppressing TOC entries for such \listof commands:

\begin{KeepFromToc}
\tableofcontents
\end{KeepFromToc}

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It's a memoir class feature. –  Stefan Kottwitz Feb 12 '11 at 22:21
I'll accept this as the answer as it's memoire specific which was my initial problem. It should be noted though that both answers provide a working solution. –  angerman Feb 13 '11 at 9:45

Thanks to Martin Scharrer, I paid a more attention to the memoir class as the source of the issue.

A closer examination of the memoir README reveals \tableofcontents* as a solution. Seems logical, everything I want to hide gets the star.

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I was just going to post \tableofcontents* as a solution. (I found it by \show\tableofcontents, NOT be reading the 583 pages-manual.). –  Martin Scharrer Feb 12 '11 at 21:07

I had a similar problem, but with the article class. Neither of the solutions above work for this class, so after much searching I used the advice of Martin above and searched the article class and found that I can simply not use \tableofcontents, and instead use:

\makeatletter
\@starttoc{toc}
\makeatother