I'm attempting to modify the Table of Contents in my document. Currently, chapter one in my document is listed as

1   Introduction


What I would like to see is

Chapter 1   Introduction


Seems like an easy enough thing to ask for, but can't seem to find a good way to do this. Any feedback would be most appreciative.

The titletoc package provides ToC entry manipulation for a \chapter via \titlecontents*{chapter}:

\documentclass{book}
\usepackage{lipsum}% http://ctan.org/pkg/lipsum
\usepackage{titletoc}% http://ctan.org/pkg/titletoc
\titlecontents*{chapter}% <section-type>
[0pt]% <left>
{}% <above-code>
{}% <numberless-entry-format>
{\bfseries\hfill\contentspage}% <filler-page-format>

\begin{document}
\tableofcontents
\chapter{Introduction} \lipsum[1]
\section{First section} \lipsum[2-3]
\section{Second section} \lipsum[4-5]
\section{Last section} \lipsum[6-7]
\chapter{Second chapter} \lipsum[1]
\section{First section} \lipsum[2-3]
\section{Second section} \lipsum[4-5]
\section{Last section} \lipsum[6-7]
\chapter{Last chapter} \lipsum[1]
\section{First section} \lipsum[2-3]
\section{Second section} \lipsum[4-5]
\section{Last section} \lipsum[6-7]
\end{document}


For adding space between ToC chapter entries, you could use \addvspace{1em} (where 1em is the regular book documentclass chapter skip) for <above-code>:

\usepackage{titletoc}% http://ctan.org/pkg/titletoc
\titlecontents*{chapter}% <section-type>
[0pt]% <left>
{}% <numberless-entry-format>
{\bfseries\hfill\contentspage}% <filler-page-format>


• Thanks Werner, pictures helped a lot in conveying the information. Thanks again for your help. – Vincent Russo Dec 23 '11 at 4:58
• Dear Werner, I have two questions related to this post which I am having similar problems. a) I would like to ask how if I want to have the word "Chapter" in the capital letter "CHAPTER"? b) If I use [\titlecontents*{chapter}% [0pt]% {\addvspace{1em}}% {\bfseries\chaptername\ \thecontentslabel\quad}% {}% {\bfseries\hfill\contentspage}% ] I get error message saying "chemmacros.sty" . undefined control sequence. Could you help to resolve this issue? Thank you. – Vijay May 27 '15 at 6:36
• @Vijay: (a) Use \MakeUppercase{\chaptername} or CHAPTER directly instead of \chaptername. (b) I don't understand what might be causing that. – Werner May 27 '15 at 6:39
• @Werner, I am using "Easy thesis" template which is based on "book" type document class (sharelatex.com/templates/52fdfd8234a287a85245b4c6). After the "\begin{document}" command, there is another command "\frontmatter". So I am not so sure where I supposed to add the "command" you suggested in the post. Additionally, In the template the chapters are numbered like 1. Introduction, 2. Literature review, and so on. So I tried to make the word "CHAPTER" in front of the chapter number but I fail. Hope you could help. – Vijay May 27 '15 at 7:26

With tocloft one can use \cftchappresnum to put something before the number; but we have also to reserve enough space. I defer the space setting when the text font is already established.

\documentclass[a4paper]{book}
\usepackage{tocloft,calc}

\renewcommand{\cftchappresnum}{Chapter }