# Table of Content, indentation within long title

However, the solution didn't help me enough to resolve my problem.

My question is: In the Table Of Content, I have a title holding on two line, and I need to have the second line of my title indented of .25inch from the first line.

The definition of \l@part in the TOC definition of the package I use is the following:

\newcommand\l@part[2]{%
\ifnum \c@tocdepth >-2\relax
\begingroup
\setlength\@tempdima{3em}%
\parindent \z@ \rightskip \@pnumwidth
\parfillskip -\@pnumwidth
{\leavevmode
\bfseries #1\hfil \hbox to\@pnumwidth{\hss #2}}\par
\nobreak
\global\@nobreaktrue
\everypar{\global\@nobreakfalse\everypar{}}
\endgroup
\fi}


I tried to add the following before \nobreak:

\advance\leftskip\@tempdima% NEW: comment out if no indentation required for lines 2,3,...


I'm sure that I'm missing a small thing to make everything work, but I can't figure it out. Also, I don't think this solution would work since I need to specify the space of .25''.

The solution given seems to only indent the second line as much as the first line. So I added \hspace{.25in} after \leftskip but it didn't work neither.

Thank you.

\documentclass{book}

\makeatletter
\def\@part[#1]#2{%
\ifnum \c@secnumdepth >-2\relax
\refstepcounter{part}%
\else
\fi
\markboth{}{}%
{\centering
\interlinepenalty \@M
\normalfont
\ifnum \c@secnumdepth >-2\relax
\huge\bfseries \partname\nobreakspace\thepart
\par
\vskip 20\p@
\fi
\Huge \bfseries #2\par}%
\@endpart}
\renewcommand*\l@part[2]{%
\ifnum \c@tocdepth >\m@ne
\vskip 1.0em \@plus\p@
\setlength\@tempdima{3.3em}%NEW: indentation for lines 2,3,... change according to your needs
\begingroup
\parindent \z@ \rightskip \@pnumwidth
\parfillskip -\@pnumwidth
\leavevmode\large\bfseries\hangindent0.25in\hangafter1    %% here changed
\advance\leftskip\@tempdima% NEW: comment out if no indentation required for lines 2,3,...
\hskip -\leftskip
#1\nobreak\hfil \nobreak\hb@xt@\@pnumwidth{\hss #2}\par
\penalty\@highpenalty
\endgroup
\fi}\makeatother

\begin{document}

\tableofcontents

\part{Test part one with a really really long title spanning two lines}
\part{Test part two with a really really long title spanning two lines}
\part{Test part three with a really really long title spanning two lines}
\part{Test part four with a really really long title spanning two lines}

\end{document}


I have added \hangindent0.25in\hangafter1 at the appropriate place.

• This doesn't work for me. I tried to add this command at different places with 5in but it doesn't make any difference. My definition is a bit different than the one from Gonzalo, so could it be overwrite by something else? – user1527152 May 14 '15 at 15:34
• @user1527152 Replace your definition of \l@part with the one in the answer. – user11232 May 14 '15 at 15:41
• Already tried it break everything. – user1527152 May 14 '15 at 15:48
• I just replace the part after \leavemode and made some modification and now it work – user1527152 May 14 '15 at 19:29