The page numbers in the ToC appear in different styles. For sections and subsections in normalsize and for the chapter in bold and slightly larger (I think). How can one change the fontsize/fonttype for the page number of a chapter entry in the ToC?

document style: book

live-tex LaTeX, from Ubuntu 11.4 pdfTeX 3.1415926-1.40.10-2.2 (TeX Live 2009/Debian)

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The tocloft package offers you a series of commands to customize the ToC, LoF, and LoT. In your case, you can redefine \cftchappagefont to use \normalfont (and possibly a font size switch):




\chapter{Test chapter}
\section{Test section}
\subsection{Test subsection}


Another option would be to redefine the command \l@chapter (as implemented in book.cls) which actually typesets the chapter entries in the ToC; in this case, the redefinition would imply using \normalfont just before the page number is typeset. Here's such a redefinition:

  \ifnum \c@tocdepth >\m@ne
    \vskip 1.0em \@plus\p@
      \parindent \z@ \rightskip \@pnumwidth
      \parfillskip -\@pnumwidth
      \leavevmode \bfseries
      \hskip -\leftskip
      #1\nobreak\hfil \nobreak\hb@xt@\@pnumwidth{\hss\normalfont #2}\par

Of course, the etoolbox package makes this a lot shorter:


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  • Is is the only answer? Sep 27, 2011 at 12:44
  • @Igor: no, it's not. I've added two more solutions. Sep 27, 2011 at 13:02

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