My ToC has all page numbers appear just next to the entry heading. This works fine when the page numbers are small; however, with four small roman numerals the page number meets the entry heading. It seems to me the page numbers are flush right, and "moving leftwards". I would like them to move rightwards from the place where the first digit is placed, i.e. flush left. Further, the flush-right-nature of the page numbers make the space between entry heading and page number vary, which I do not like.

The problem arises due to all the preliminary pages of my thesis. Please see MWE which shows the problem. Is there a way to fix this?

Sincerely, Anders


% page number next to TOC entries





    \chapter*{Abstract} \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{Abstract}
        This study...

    \chapter*{Samandrag} \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{Samandrag}
        Dette forsøket...

    \chapter*{Preface} \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{Preface}
        Information about the nature of the study.

    \chapter*{Acknowledgements} \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{Acknowledgements}
        I wish to thank...






  • There is no reason to use \chapter* + \addcontentsline within frontmatter, there \chapter is formatted the same way. – daleif Sep 25 '14 at 12:32
  • Yes, I know, but I did it to work around a "bug" from my thesis code. Without the starred chapter, the ToC entries of "Abstract" and "Samandrag" would be centered on the page, while none of the other chapters would be. – Yoda Sep 25 '14 at 14:32
  • Well it does not on the MWE – daleif Sep 25 '14 at 14:33
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    I guess the MWE could be even more minimal, then. I have a messy self-made package with all the formatting. Probably something in there causes the bug. – Yoda Sep 25 '14 at 14:36

You could use

  %\hb@xt@\@pnumwidth{\hfil\cftchapterpagefont #1}
  {\quad\cftchapterpagefont #1}

Also see my comment on \chapter*

  • This does exactly what I wanted. Much appreciated! – Yoda Sep 25 '14 at 14:34

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