I am working on a thesis and need to create a contents page so that each entry is a link towards a section or subsection. The current layout I'm using is "Article".

How may I introduce a content page right after the abstract:

lyx contents page

so that the first entry (Introduction) will take the user to the Introduction section when clicked, in the PDF output document.

  • Try to put \tableofcontents where you want the Table of contents. And if you want it clickable, add the package hyperref – Jérôme Dequeker Nov 12 '15 at 15:00
  • Afterwards, how do I add individual sections to the table? lyx adds the sections and subsections (and numbers the automatically). Inline latex does not seem to work with lyx primitives. – Sebi Nov 12 '15 at 15:01
  • With the section command. For example, to write your "Introduction" title, just write \section{Introduction}. You shoud visit this website: en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Document_Structure – Jérôme Dequeker Nov 12 '15 at 15:02
  • Is there a way of dynamically adding the sections and subsections as well as their location within the document to the contents table? – Sebi Nov 14 '15 at 11:55
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    Yes, and it is explained in every LaTeX introduction and the LyX introduction. Investing 20 minutes in reading, and you would have had all your information. – Johannes_B Nov 14 '15 at 12:23

Within your document body, use Insert > List/TOC > Table of Contents:

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This will insert a Table of Contents marker which will eventually output to a linked Table of Contents:

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Also add hyperref support (Document > Settings... > PDF Properties > Use Hyperref Support) to enable hyperlinks from the ToC to the respective sections within your document:

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  • I've already figured it out earlier Today, but thanks. – Sebi Nov 14 '15 at 18:13
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    @Sebi: It's part of the process here. Questions are asked, and they are hopefully answered... – Werner Nov 14 '15 at 18:14

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