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Is there a way I can make hyperref exclude section/chapter/etc numbering from the link in toc/lof/lot?

I want it becase I highlight the link, and number is not really a part of the section/chapter/etc name.

I searched the manual -- but could not find an option. Perhaps the only way is to redefine some hyperref external command.



\usepackage{fontspec} % enagles loading of OpenType fonts
\usepackage{polyglossia} % support for languages

% fonts:
\defaultfontfeatures{Scale=MatchLowercase,Mapping=tex-text} % without this XeLaTeX won't turn "--" into dashes
\setmonofont{DejaVu Sans Mono}










(supposed to be compiled with XeLaTeX).

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There is probably a cleaner solution, but I think it is possible to do this using the package titletoc and the \titlecontents command. It would be easier to answer if you could provide a minimal working example (MWE). – Corentin Feb 21 '13 at 15:26
up vote 2 down vote accepted

A somewhat convoluted method, only for the table of contents:

% store the original table of contents macros
% (they are not modified by hyperref, only \contentsline is)
% then use the etoc package to feed the l@ macros with a filtered out data



% ready to go!


\section{This is a section}
\subsection{a subsection}
\subsection{another subsection}
\section{Another section}
\section{And one more section}
\subsection{an a subsection}
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It works! I don't have etoc in repository, so here's a ctan link. – Adobe Feb 21 '13 at 20:36
Despite there could be some simpler solutions with e.g. titlesec -- it's nice to have this one also -- since sometimes titlesec is not an option -- for example when it conflicts with some other packages. – Adobe Feb 21 '13 at 20:39
I am not sure about titlesec/titletoc. A brief look at titletoc has not given me any reason to believe it can separate the number from the name. Both are inside what it calls the label. – jfbu Feb 22 '13 at 21:26

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