I'm using the
report document class for a thesis, and I need to add things like "Acknowledgements" and an "Introduction". I noticed that there is an
\abstract command which would have been wonderful if applied similarly. How do I add these without messing up the chapters' numbering while being picked up by the ToC in proper order and page numbering?
I'm using the
To get unnumbered chapters, parts, sections, subsections, etc, you just affix a
Exactly which sectioning command you ought to use will depend importantly on aspects of the document that you haven't told us about. E.g., should the respective parts begin on a page of their own, and how prominent do you want the caption of the sectioning command to be?
Note that unnumbered parts, chapters, sections, etc are not included automatically in the table of contents (ToC). In case you need some (or all) of them to be included, you should insert an
The second argument of the
The following MWE
generates this ToC:
Besides adding unnumbered chapters/sections to the ToC, you may also want to ensure that they are correctly displayed in the header/footer. In the
for unnumbered chapters (the second argument of
for unnumbered sections. (Should you have enabled headers in the
Note that the above code snippets will produce non-capitalized names in the header; should you want to capitalize them (as for numbered chapters in the standard classes), replace
Addendum: Both Mico's and my answer refer to the standard document classes (