I am having a problem with numbering my pages. I want the numbers to start after the abstract, so I put the page numbering after it. It works fine for the pages itself, this means the abstract does not have a page number, and chapter one which is the next page has page 1, which is exactly what I want. Unfortunately there is a problem in the list of contents, which shows the page number 2 for my abstract. How can I hide this single number? enter image description here

  • So, you don't want the page number for the abstract on the table of contents? So, why to insert it there?
    – Sigur
    May 1, 2014 at 14:49
  • Unfortunately the definition of task demands it. And it also works for the pages, just not for the table of contents. May 1, 2014 at 14:57
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    I guess that it is almost impossible to delete only one page number from table of contents, at least automatically.
    – Sigur
    May 1, 2014 at 15:06
  • I am also thankful for any hint to delete the page number manually. May 1, 2014 at 15:10
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    Which class do you use?
    – Bernard
    May 1, 2014 at 15:17

1 Answer 1


Manual solution

Since you are not using dots before the page numbers, you can edit the toc file and delete the page number leaving the braces empty {}.

Then, save it and compile only once.

This will remove the page number but will update the toc file so that if you compile again, the page number comes back.

Do this just before to print you document or just before to send it to someone.

\contentsline {section}{Abstract}{}
\contentsline {section}{\numberline {1}title}{1}

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