I am trying to add the bibliography (but called references) to my TOC. I use XeLatex for font reasons. My issue is not getting the line there, it's that the line is not aligning to the other chapters in the TOC.

So to change the name from bibliography to references I've added this to my preamble:


And then i my document (it's document class book)



\chapter{\sffamily{Concluding remarks}} %concluding remarks

\chapter{\sffamily{Acknowledgements}} %acknowledgements

\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{\sffamily References}


Problem is in my TOC it turns out like this, so that the Reference"chapter" is not aligned with the other chapters, exemplified here with concluding remarks and acknowledgements. enter image description here

Can anyone help me with a suggestion to fix it?

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    Such fragments are not useful at all. – user31729 Jul 11 '16 at 10:52
  • Seeing the snippet you gave, I would go for chapter numbers (that would be aligned with the R of References) before Concluding remarks and Acknowledgments that are not printed/printed in white, and a remaining white space as artifact... – ebosi Jul 11 '16 at 10:53
  • \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{\protect\numberline{}\sffamily References}, but I suspect that the first two chapters are used without numbers at all – user31729 Jul 11 '16 at 10:55
  • @ChristianHupfer Would have guessed the same. Do you want to add an answer, or do you have aduplicate at hand? – Johannes_B Jul 17 '16 at 12:08

I suggest to use an \addcontentsline without \numberline:



\chapter{\sffamily{Concluding remarks}} %concluding remarks

\chapter{\sffamily{Acknowledgements}} %acknowledgements

\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{\protect\numberline{}\sffamily References}



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