# tableofcontents* still numbers ToC

I am using \tableofcontents* to remove the page numbering from the ToC but it still continues to number the ToC. What I would like to happen is that there is no page numbering for the ToC and then when the next chapter begins, I would like to start off at the number 1.

Here is MWE:

\documentclass{memoir}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}
\chapterstyle{bianchi}
\tableofcontents*

\chapter{Awesome}
\lipsum[1-5]

\chapter{awesome 2}
\lipsum[1-5]
\end{document}


If I add \pagenumbering{roman} before the chapter then the ToC numbering is gone but then the header is wrong (not in this MWE but in my actual file).

• You need \tableofcontents*\clearpage\pagenumering{arabic} – Marco Daniel May 24 '13 at 15:08
• @MarcoDaniel That does renumber my chapter correctly but that does not unnumber the ToC – Jeel Shah May 24 '13 at 15:13
• YOu can only suppress the page number by thispagestyle{empty}. Every page needs a logical page number. – Marco Daniel May 24 '13 at 15:28
• @MarcoDaniel For some reason the chapter heading doesn't change from "contents" to the chapter name. What could be the issue? – Jeel Shah May 24 '13 at 15:37

You can't disable page numbering. You can only suppress the printing. This can be achieved by \thispagestyle{empty} or \pagestyle{empty}.

The numbering scheme can be changed by \pagenumbering. Here an example:

\documentclass{memoir}

\usepackage{blindtext}

\begin{document}
\pagenumbering{roman}
\chapterstyle{bianchi}
\tableofcontents*
\thispagestyle{empty}
\clearpage
\pagenumbering{arabic}
\Blinddocument\Blinddocument
\end{document}

• This won't work if the TOC has more than one page. – egreg May 24 '13 at 17:44
• @egreg: I know. Should I add the information \bgroup\pagestyle{empty}\tableofcontents\egroup? – Marco Daniel May 24 '13 at 17:46
• No; it's much easier with memoir. – egreg May 24 '13 at 17:51

The memoir class has many more facilities than the standard classes. One is that chapter starting pages use the chapter pagestyle that one can redefine at will.

With \aliaspagestyle{chapter}{empty}, all chapter starting pages will use the empty page style

\documentclass{memoir}

\usepackage{blindtext}

\chapterstyle{bianchi}

\begin{document}
\frontmatter

%%% in the front matter we want no number in the first page of the TOC
\aliaspagestyle{chapter}{empty}

\tableofcontents*

\mainmatter

%revert to normal
\aliaspagestyle{chapter}{plain}

\Blinddocument\Blinddocument

\end{document}

• Does it have the same drawback like thispagestyle? – Marco Daniel May 24 '13 at 17:53
• @MarcoDaniel It shouldn't. The \chapter command issues \thispagestyle{chapter}. – egreg May 24 '13 at 19:12