## closed as unclear what you're asking by egreg, TeXnician, Mensch, Zarko, TroySep 24 '17 at 15:01

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• This might depend on the used class, so please add a complete MWE to your question. Also IMHO it is a bad idea to remove the numbering from ToC, as it helps orienting in a document a lot. – Skillmon Jul 26 '17 at 11:39
• Did the solution work ? – PTRK Jul 27 '17 at 7:49

Maybe not the best way: put in your preamble

  \newcommand{\shadowsection}[1]{
\stepcounter{section}
}


\frontmatter