I was asked to have my Introduction and Summary section uncounted. However, if I use \section* it doesn't appear in the Table of Contents which is undesired.

EDIT: The proposed solution doesn't work: enter image description here

I have no idea what the 'List of figures' stands for in there.

I have implemented it just like this:


Also the compilator tells me:

! Missing \endcsname inserted.

EDIT2: Of course it doesn't work. I am an idiot. Should be:


If I understood you correctly then this is what you need:

% not needed for lof b/ it produces its own heading, but for your summary:
%\section*{List of Figures}
% here just skip this and add your text:
% this adds the line to your toc:
\addcontentsline{toc}{section}{List of Figures\vspace{0pt}}
% \rule[Offset]{width}{height} %  play around to meet your needs:

Good luck. (Sorry for the editing but my code was not displayed correctly)

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    This will add the page number of the very last page of the list in the toc. – Johannes_B Feb 16 '16 at 9:37
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    @MaK: There's no indication that the LoF should be added to the ToC (if this would be the case, I would use tocbibind package however) – user31729 Feb 16 '16 at 9:47
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    @MaK: Actually I don't care whether you use \Roman, \roman, Klingon or whatever numbers for your ToC ;-) – user31729 Feb 16 '16 at 10:06
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    @MaK Just a suggestion, maybe the answer would be clearer if it would not introduce unnecessary code, e.g. \section*{Summary} \addcontentsline{toc}{section}{Summary} would imho be sufficient. Otherwise someone will copy&paste it without thinking and we will see a question à la "why is the spacing after my \section*{} wrong?" – user36296 Feb 16 '16 at 17:59
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    Since the question is asking to get Introduction as an unnumbered section into the toc, which isn't answered in this answer (it generates confusion), but is answered in the FAQ, i suggest to remove this answer. It is completely misleading. – Johannes_B Feb 16 '16 at 18:47

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