# How to prevent “CONTENTS” from appearing as a header in ToC

In the documentclass report, how do I prevent "CONTENTS" from appearing in the header of the Table of contents?

In the preface I have no header, only page numbers, and in the main part I want chapter in the upper, inner corner and section in the upper, outer corner - but not in the ToC where I only want page numbers.

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper,UKenglish,T1,twoside,openright]{report}

\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}
\usepackage[bindingoffset=1cm,centering,margin=2.4cm]{geometry}
\usepackage[final]{pdfpages}
\usepackage{lastpage}

\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\pagestyle{fancy}
\fancyhf{}
\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0pt}
\renewcommand{\chaptermark}[1]{\markboth{\MakeUppercase{\thechapter.\ #1}}{}}
\renewcommand{\sectionmark}[1]{\markright{\ #1}{}}
\fancyfoot[RO,LE]{\thepage\ of \pageref{LastPage}}

\fancypagestyle{plain}{
\fancyhf{}
\fancyfoot[RO,LE]{\thepage\ of \pageref{LastPage}}
\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0pt}}

\begin{document}
\pagenumbering{Roman}
\includepdf[pages={1,{}}]{Tittelside.pdf}
\setcounter{page}{1}
\thispagestyle{plain}
\include{Abstract/abstract}
\newpage
\thispagestyle{plain}
\mbox{}
\newpage
\pagestyle{plain}

\tableofcontents
\clearpage{\pagestyle{plain}\cleardoublepage}

\pagenumbering{arabic}
\pagestyle{plain}
\include{Introduction/introduction}
\include{Futurework/Futurework}

\end{document}

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I have defined the pagestyle plain and use it in the preface. I tried using \AtBeginDocument{\addtocontents{toc}{\protect\thispagestyle{plain}}} without luck. This is how TOC is included: \newpage \pagestyle{plain} \tableofcontents \clearpage{\pagestyle{plain}\cleardoublepage} \pagenumbering{arabic} \pagestyle{plain} –  user25887 Feb 13 '13 at 14:21
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You can delay setting the headers until you get to the first chapter, for example as follows:

...next page...

\documentclass{report}

\usepackage{fancyhdr,lastpage}
\pagestyle{fancy}
\fancyhf{}
\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0pt}
\fancyfoot[RO,LE]{\thepage\ of \pageref{LastPage}}
\fancypagestyle{plain}{%
\fancyhf{}
\fancyfoot[RO,LE]{\thepage\ of \pageref{LastPage}}}

\usepackage{blindtext}

\begin{document}
\pagestyle{plain}

\tableofcontents

\clearpage
\renewcommand{\chaptermark}[1]{\markboth{\MakeUppercase{\thechapter.\ #1}}{}}
\renewcommand{\sectionmark}[1]{\markright{\ #1}{}}

\chapter{The beginning}

\blindtext

\section{With more}

\blindtext

\Blinddocument

\Blinddocument

\Blinddocument

\Blinddocument

\Blinddocument
\end{document}


The above redefines the plain page style used on chapter pages etc. to match the page numbering in the footer of the other pages. Otherwise, we set-up fancyhdr as usual, but do not define any header until the appropriate place in the main document. It is important this comes after a command such as \clearpage.

The above document use the blindtext to provide dummy material so I could get a table of contents longer than one page.

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This solves the problem. However, it will remove the header on each chapter page. Although a header on the chapter page was something I wanted earlier, I now find it redundant. –  user25887 Feb 13 '13 at 17:27
The same idea could be used for that, redefine plain pagestyle just before the first chapter. –  Andrew Swann Feb 13 '13 at 17:37