I am using LyX.

My document uses Part*, Section*, Subsection*, Subsubsection* sections, and babel with \usepackage[english,frenchle]{babel}. With the memoir document template, only Subsection* and Subsubsection* appear in the TOC, not the Section* nor Part*. With the LyXBook template, none at all, just the "Table of Contents" title. My document was built with a huge use of awks, sed helpers, from a LbreOffice document. Though it compiles to produce a pdf, I may have broken something ?

EDIT : Below my MWE that fails with LyXBook - only parts appear in the TOC (but works with memoir).

What may have I broken ? Or what I could try to add in the preambul to make it work ?

EDIT: I suppressed the stars in the sections. Actually, they appear in the TOC and still I can suppress the numbering. As this MWE is from scratch, I did not break anything except a misuse of the stars in sections declarations (in the new MWE below, I have suppressed the stars).

So the remaining question is: can I have a more complete TOC, including Section and Subsection?

#LyX 2.0 created this file. For more info see http://www.lyx.org/
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\index Index
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\begin_layout Standard
\begin_inset CommandInset toc
LatexCommand tableofcontents



\begin_layout Part

\begin_layout Section

\begin_layout Standard
gergerg ertert

\begin_layout Subsection

\begin_layout Subsubsection

\begin_layout Standard
fgergergerg rgterg

  • 2
    Welcome to TeX.SX! The starred versions of part, chapter, section etc. do not appear in the ToC by default, so you must have done something to make them (subsection* and subsubsection*) appear in the first place. If you can reduce your code to a minimal example that actually demonstrates the problem, it would be a lot easier to give advice (for me at least). May 1, 2014 at 17:24
  • Here it is here
    – lalebarde
    May 1, 2014 at 22:48
  • 1
    @lalebarde I cannot compile your example because I don't have the document class and LyX layout required. However, you are mixing starred and non-starred sectioning commands. You have \part*{} and \section*{}, but \subsubsection{}. As I said above, the starred versions don't appear in the ToC, so the first thing you can try is to change the parts and sections from their starred versions to their non-starred counterparts. May 2, 2014 at 5:08
  • 1
    Your code has \secnumdepth 1 \tocdepth 1 so only sectional units up to evel 1 will be numbered and show in the ToC. If you want subsubsections to show in the ToC you need to set \tocdepth to 3. This is done in LaTeX using \setcounter{tocdepth}{3} in the preamble; if you also want numbering up to that level, you'll need \setcounter{secnumdepth}{3}. May 2, 2014 at 12:32
  • 1
    As a follow-up to Gonzalo's comment: In LyX you set tocdepth and secnumdepth in Document --> Settings --> Numbering & ToC. By the way, where can this LyXbook template be downloaded? May 2, 2014 at 13:58

1 Answer 1


Finally, the solution is, following Torbjørn T & Gonzalo Medina advices:

  • Sections with a star like Section* permits to not put a section title in the TOC. So, one have to use the unstar section version.
  • Configure in Document --> Settings --> Numbering & ToC: tocdepth which specifies the lowest section level to put in the TOC, and secnumdepth which specifies the lowest section level to number.

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