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I’m using the book class. I don’t want any page numbers (not even romans) in my document until chapter 1 starts—when the page number should start at 1. Obviously, chapter 1 should then show as being on page 1 in the TOC, but the TOC itself shouldn’t be on a numbered page.

How do I accomplish this?

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It's quite unclear why pages shouldn't be numbered. Anyway, here's the trick:



\pagenumbering{gobble} % omitting this line will number pages with roman numerals



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