# add dots to list of tables in contents and add contents to contents itself

I have two question regarding toc in book class.

First, I added list of table to contents using:

\cleardoublepage
\phantomsection


It appears in contents. However, there is no dots filling the gap between the title and page number. How to add dots for this, please?

Second, how do I add the contents itself to the contents itself, please?

Thank you!

• Use tocbibind package \usepackage{tocbibind}. Donts don't appear as toc is put as a chapter. If you need dots then use tocloft package. – user11232 Oct 19 '15 at 0:47
• @HarishKumar Thanks for commenting. Could you give a bit more details, please? – LaTeXFan Oct 19 '15 at 0:52
• @HarishKumar The tocbibind worked. But still not dots. Where and how to use tocloft, please? – LaTeXFan Oct 19 '15 at 0:55
• I have added an answer. – user11232 Oct 19 '15 at 1:23
• I'm still asking myself what can be the reason for listing the table of contents in the table of contents. ;-) – egreg Oct 19 '15 at 6:56

For adding contents in toc, just add \usepackage{tocbibind} in your preamble. To put dots for contents, load tocloft package and issue \renewcommand \cftchapdotsep{4.5}

\documentclass{book}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{tocbibind}
\usepackage{tocloft}
\renewcommand \cftchapdotsep{4.5}
\begin{document}
\tableofcontents
\Blinddocument
\end{document}


Here is a variant using titlesec instead of fncychap

\documentclass[draft]{book}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{tocbibind}
\usepackage[titles]{tocloft}
\renewcommand \cftchapdotsep{4.5}

\usepackage{titlesec}
\titleformat{\chapter}[display]
{\filcenter\bfseries\Large}
{\MakeUppercase{\chaptertitlename} \Huge\thechapter}
{4ex}
{\titlerule
\vspace{2ex}%
}
[\vspace{2ex}%
\titlerule]
%
\titleformat{name=\chapter,numberless}[display]
{\filcenter\bfseries\Large}
{}
{4ex}
{\titlerule
\vspace{2ex}%
}
[\vspace{2ex}%
\titlerule]
\titlespacing*{\chapter} {0pt}{0pt}{40pt}
\titlespacing*{name=\chapter,numberless} {0pt}{15pt}{40pt}
\begin{document}
\tableofcontents
\Blinddocument
\end{document}

• Thanks. It is cool. But it will mess up with my preferred title font as in \usepackage[Sonny]{fncychap}; \ChNameVar{\centering\Large\bfseries}; \ChTitleVar{\centering\Large\bfseries}. Is there a fix to this, please? – LaTeXFan Oct 19 '15 at 1:38
• @LaTeXfan Try with \usepackage[titles]{tocloft}. However, it is better not to use fncychap, use titlesec instead and format the titles. – user11232 Oct 19 '15 at 1:51
• \usepackage[titles]{tocloft} worked even with fncychap. Brilliant! Thank you! How and where did you learn this stuff, please? – LaTeXFan Oct 19 '15 at 3:28
• @LaTeXfan: I have added a titlesec variant. – user11232 Oct 19 '15 at 4:57