I am using Springer's svmult package. The default header gives the name of the author in the top right corner and the title in the top left. When I use \tableofcontents, the default header is overwritten with "Contents" in both sides of the page.



\title*{Contribution Title}

 \author{Name of First Author and Name of Second Author}
 \abstract*{Each chapter should be preceded by an abstract (10--15 lines long)}


 \section{Section Heading}
 Use the template \emph{chapter.tex} together with the Springer document class SVMono
 \section{Section Heading}
 \subsection{Subsection Heading}
 \subsubsection{Subsubsection Heading}
 \section{Section Heading}
 \subsection{Subsection Heading} %
 In order to avoid simply listing headings of different levels...
 \subsubsection{Subsubsection Heading}

So I am getting something like Fig.1. Fig1

But what I want is something like Fig.2 Fig2

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! Your code is much too long for a question on this site. You must narrow down the problem and edit your code into a minimal working example (MWE). Downvoters, please give the OP a chance to make amends and edit his question into a digestible form. Downvoting a question into oblivion is only necessary for spam.
    – jub0bs
    Commented Mar 2, 2014 at 19:31
  • Thank you @Jubobs. I hope the edited code is suitable. Please let me know if you want me to make any other changes
    – Venkatesh
    Commented Mar 2, 2014 at 19:44
  • I realize that a couple of packages are unnecessary, but I am not sure what is causing the problem. The template is straight out of the author template from Springer's SVMult class.
    – Venkatesh
    Commented Mar 2, 2014 at 19:45
  • That's fine; your code isn't too long now. Ideally, though, you should try to identify (by trial and error) all the packages that are irrelevant to your question and discard them from your MWE. That's part of the personal research we expect from you before you ask a question on the site.
    – jub0bs
    Commented Mar 2, 2014 at 19:49
  • Thank you. I have taken out all the packages now and the problem still persists.
    – Venkatesh
    Commented Mar 2, 2014 at 19:52

2 Answers 2



  • This is an elegant solution when the table of contents is entirely contained within a single page. However, it doesn't appear to work when the table of contents spans more than one page: see tex.stackexchange.com/q/665052/139330
    – user143410
    Commented Nov 13, 2022 at 22:11
\frontmatter [u need this]

\mainmatter [u need this]


\backmatter   [u need this]
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    Please explain what your code is doing or is supposed to do. Only the code could be very hard to understand ... BTW: Welcome to TEX.SE!
    – Mensch
    Commented Jul 7, 2014 at 16:23
  • You have to divide your file to 3 parts, when you use svmult.
    – Marcin
    Commented Jul 7, 2014 at 16:41
  • First one with title, toc and abastract should have \frontmatter command written before it. The whole main part of document should have \mainmatter command written before it. After this command there should appear regular document structures like chapters and sections. The third part is precedesed by command \backmatter and sholud be insterted before appendix and blibliography. Those 3 commands tells svmult how to create TOC.
    – Marcin
    Commented Jul 7, 2014 at 16:44
  • You should use the "edit" button to edit your answer and add an explanation of the code inside the answer rather than in the comments. Welcome to TeX.SX!
    – Adam Liter
    Commented Jul 7, 2014 at 16:51

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