I'm using the report class, and because of this, my table of contents is also displayed as a chapter (i.e. using a chapter heading for "Contents"). This is overly large, and just causes my ToC to wrap to a new page.

Instead, I would like to use the regular heading from \section. What would be the best way to achieve this?

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You can take the definition of \tableofcontents from report.cls and change chapter to section, see the following example:



\chapter{A chapter}
\section{A section}
\subsection{A subsection}
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    I ended up doing something similar by using {\let\chapter\section\tableofcontents}, effectively doing it the other way around: in that case, chapter becomes section in this scope.
    – Joost
    May 22, 2015 at 10:36
  • Using {\let\chapter\section\tableofcontents} doesn't work for me. I use the scrreprt class.
    – matthieu
    Jan 15, 2020 at 15:51

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