How can I replace Chapter 1 with Chapter One in the table of contents when using the memoir class? I tried the following but it does not work:




\ifendLOF\else\hbox to \linewidth%


\ifendLOT\else\hbox to \linewidth%


Title page goes here
Dedication goes here
Acknowledgment goes here
\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{List of Figures}
\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{List of Tables}
Abstract goes here
\pagenumbering{arabic} \setcounter{page}{1}
This is the first chapter.
\section{this is section 1.1}
This is a test
This is the second chapter.
\section{this is section 2.1}
This is a test
This is the third chapter.
\section{this is section 3.1}
This is a test



  • 1
    Welcome to TeX.SE. The memoir class emulates tocloft already. Please post a compilable document, not just fragments
    – user31729
    May 11, 2017 at 6:57
  • Here is the File:
    – khaleel
    May 12, 2017 at 3:12
  • 1
    Please edit your question to include your example. Big code chunks in comments are pointless.
    – Johannes_B
    May 12, 2017 at 4:57
  • Dear Johannes_B . I have done so
    – khaleel
    May 12, 2017 at 7:12
  • See section 9.2.2 (page 151 and 152) of memoir's manual (Memmanual.pdf) and look for the macro \NumToName{}, to express in letters the chapter's number.
    – djnavas
    May 12, 2017 at 7:52

1 Answer 1


Try the following:


\renewcommand*{\cftchaptername}{Chapter\space}% p. 151, memmanual
\cftchaptername\protect\NumToName{#1}\space--\space}% p. 152, memmanual

\title{Document Title}
\author{First Name and Surname}

% Show the toc in one-column after the date.



\chapter{Capítulo primero}
xx\dotfill xx

\section{Sección 1.1}
xx\dotfill xx

\subsection{Sub--sección 1.1.1}
xx\dotfill xx

xx\dotfill xx

\chapter{Capítulo segundo}
xx\dotfill xx

\section{Sección 2.1}
xx\dotfill xx

\subsection{Sub--sección 2.1.1}
xx\dotfill xx

xx\dotfill xx

  • It works. Many thanks. I really appreciate it
    – khaleel
    May 12, 2017 at 12:09
  • @khaleel Can you mark this answer as accepted by you. The help stats: "When a user receives a good answer to his or her question, that user has the option to "accept" an answer. Acceptance is indicated by a colored checkmark next to the answer that has been accepted by the original author of the question."
    – djnavas
    May 15, 2017 at 7:07

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