# Unwanted space before the first TOC entry

I use the titletoc package, and this is how my chapter entries look:

\titlecontents{chapter}[0pc]
{\thecontentslabel.\ }
{}
{\normalsize\titlerule*[12pt]{.}\contentspage}


Notice that 2pc vertical space before the entry? This is great, except that it also occurs for the first entry. This is a problem, because it makes the entries appear 2pc farther away from the “Contents” chapter name than it actually should be.

How do I fix this?

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You can use \addtocontents to counterbalance the unwanted space:

\documentclass{book}
\usepackage{titletoc}

\titlecontents{chapter}[0pc]
{\thecontentslabel.\ }
{}
{\normalsize\titlerule*[12pt]{.}\contentspage}