I need to include these "Thanks" and "Introduction" chapter in the TOC, on the other hand I do not want it to have the normal chapter numbering and other characteristics so I included it like this:
\chapter*{Agradecimentos} which fits perfectly my needs but the inclusion in the TOC.


\documentclass[14pt,twoside,a5paper,extrafontsizes, draft, showtrims]{memoir}


Is there way to include these "Thanks" and "Introduction" in the TOC without being numbered as chapters?

  • Also, I would like to center align the \frontmatter TOC items..... Is there a way to do it?
    – Adriano
    Jun 15, 2016 at 18:56

1 Answer 1


One easy way is to use the \frontmatter and \mainmatter commands to separate your preface content from the main body of your document. Pages in the front matter are Roman-numbered, but chapters are un-numbered. Main matter pages are Arabic-numbered, and chapters are numbered.

\tableofcontents* % so ToC doesn't contain itself

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  • Great. Is there a way to identify it by numbered pages instead of Roman-numbered?
    – Adriano
    Jun 14, 2016 at 2:18
  • I am using memoir and thatcher...I believe that is why it is ALREADY showing numbers instead of Romans.
    – Adriano
    Jun 14, 2016 at 3:37

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