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I use \tableofcontents to generate a ToC of a book. It uses Roman numerals I, II, III for parts, and Arabic numerals 1, 2, 3 for chapters. I would like it to say "Part I" rather than "I", and "Chapter 23" rather than "23". How can I change this consistently throughout the document?

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AFAIR tocloft can do this – daleif May 10 '11 at 11:20
@daleif: Can you not port the memoir toc setup to toclof. It does not look if Peter Wilson is going to get around to do that. This is a very old FAQ and there are not realy a good solution besides memoir and amsbook. – Danie Els May 10 '11 at 13:50
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You can use the tocloft package. A little example (feel free to adapt it according to your needs):






    \part{First Part}
    \chapter{First Chapter}

    \addtocontents{toc}{% NB!!! must be inside the first \include

    \chapter{First Appendix}


EDIT: changed the "manual" names "Part" and "Chapter" to \partname and "\chaptername".

EDIT: changed to properly handle appendixes

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And what about appendixes? – Danie Els May 10 '11 at 12:56
@Danie Els: you are right; I've edited my code to use \partname and \chaptername which should handle appendices if the \backmatter command is used. – Gonzalo Medina May 10 '11 at 13:04
Nope, you have redefine \cftchappresnum inside a \addtocontents. This causes a new set of problems when you use \include because of latex's immediate and delayed write mechanisms. The only foolproof solution is memoir or amsbook – Danie Els May 10 '11 at 13:25
Typo in comment. Should have been: you have to redefine .... – Danie Els May 12 '11 at 1:48

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