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How can I properly redefine \tableofcontentsto include a \newpage or \clearpageafter the table of contents?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

You can use a completly LaTeX2e solution:


Or simple:


The solution works with the standard definition of \tableofcontents used in article or book.

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It won't work in memoir, though. – egreg Mar 11 '12 at 20:46

You may redefine \tableofcontents after storing the already existing \tableofcontents. The new version just call the previous version and adds a clearpage.

A small MWE:

\usepackage{blindtext}%dummy text
\let\oldtableofcontents\tableofcontents%remember the definition
  \oldtableofcontents%use the standard toc
\Blinddocument%create dummy text with sections
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