I am writing my thesis using the standard report class. I want the TOC to have bold font for the chapters and the section but not for subsection. I use the following in the preamble


and have attached the output of this below. enter image description here

How to unbold the section and the subsection headings ?

I do not get the desired output if I used the following command

  • The command for normal font increase the size to the default size and unbolds it but I do not want the default size.
    – Curious
    Jun 17, 2016 at 18:58
  • It looks like the sort of customization you are looking for may be offered by the koma-script document classes. I advise trying koma-script report first, and looking up the customization options in the koma-script manual.
    – G.M.
    Jun 17, 2016 at 20:07
  • It can also be done with the titletoc package, which comes with titlesec.
    – Bernard
    Jun 17, 2016 at 21:08

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If you want the corresponding page numbers to have the same font size (or another size), use

  • Hi, that removed the bold but again it increased the font size. I want to keep the size but remove the bold.
    – Curious
    Jun 17, 2016 at 22:13
  • What is the base size font of your document?
    – Bernard
    Jun 17, 2016 at 22:17
  • I am using non-Tex font and using Times New Roman with 12 as the base size
    – Curious
    Jun 17, 2016 at 22:18
  • Not a fine choice in my opinion (I mean – Times). Try my modified code.
    – Bernard
    Jun 17, 2016 at 22:24
  • It's there in my thesis guideline so I will have to stick to that.
    – Curious
    Jun 17, 2016 at 22:25

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