# Add text to TOC without dotted-lines and line number

Despite following many suggestions on the net, I have the following issue. I am using TeXnicCenter and MiKTeX. [I have posted the same on Latex Community Forum]. I have not used/tried the tocloft package yet. I am currently using the thesis2 class.

Objective: In my table of contents, I want a text "Chapter" without the dotted lines and the page number. Eg.,

============================================

Acknowledgments ................ ii

Abstract ........................ v

Chapter

1 Introduction .................. 1

1.1 Network Design .............. 1

1.1.1 Steiner Tree Problems ..... 2

============================================


Trial-1: When I do \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{\protect Chapter}, it adds the required text (Chapter) to toc. But, the dotted lines and page number is present.

Trial-2: The same happens when I do \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{\protect \numberline{}Chapter}.

Q1) Also, I want only one-line spacing between "Chapter" and "1 Introduction". Currently, I get 2 line-spacing (like between Acknowledgments and Abstract). How do I get rid of that 2 line spacing and make it 1-line spacing?

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Did you have a look at this question tex.stackexchange.com/questions/9289/toc-without-page-numbers? –  Thorsten Apr 19 '11 at 5:24

Use \addtocontents instead of \addcontentsline, and add positive and negative vertical space as appropriate. (Note: I used the thesis2 class file available here.)

\documentclass{thesis2}

\begin{document}

\tableofcontents

\frontmatter

\chapter{Acknowledgments}

\chapter{Abstract}

\mainmatter

\protect\vspace{1em}%
\protect\noindent Chapter\protect\par
\protect\vspace{-1em}%
}

\chapter{Introduction}

\section{Network design}

\end{document}

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Lockstep - Many thanks for this neat solution. Really appreciate. –  srinivas Apr 19 '11 at 13:40
@srinivas: Please consider marking my answer as ‘Accepted’ by clicking on the tickmark below its vote count. –  lockstep Apr 19 '11 at 15:36

Here's an alternative solution based on the suggestions here. It's 'cleaner' in the sense that you don't set spacing and indentation explicitly:

\documentclass{article}
\newcommand{\notocnumsection}[1]{
\bgroup%
\section{#1}%
\egroup
}
\begin{document}
\tableofcontents
\section{foo}
This is the foo section.
\notocnumsection{bar}
This is the bar section.
\section{baz}
This is the baz section.
\end{document}


It does not, however, address your wish regarding spacing. But I believe you should think about changing the spacing once for all chapter-level toc entries. For that, I think the tocloft package should be useful (documentation here).

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