# ClassicThesis - more space after TOC title

I work with the latest ClassicThesis package and realized the TOC shows my entries too close to the title "CONTENT". I would like to have some more space between the title and the first entry of the TOC.

You can even see it if you run a very simple document based on the newest ClassifThesis package. This is so massive, I hardly understand what control commands are set. It has so many parameters! No chance for me to strip it all down to the one critical parameter... Over the last days, I tried to understand it how I could shift down the content of the TOC under its title. To do so, I tried adding

\renewcommand{\cftaftertoctitleskip}{3em}


as well as

\setlength{\cftaftertoctitleskip}{3em}


However, this gets just ignored... =( I would be glad to receive any hint what to do. Thank you!

• Welcome to TeX.SX! Please help us help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. Reproducing the problem and finding out what the issue is will be much easier when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. – BambOo Aug 17 '18 at 15:29
• Did you try \setlength{\cftaftertoctitleskip}{3em} ? – BambOo Aug 17 '18 at 15:29
• Thank you - I did try with \setlength{\cftaftertoctitleskip}{3em} , however no impact visible. It seems to be ignored somehow. – Christopher Aug 17 '18 at 16:18
• Actually I had a look at this one and guess it might lead me to a solution... tex.stackexchange.com/questions/323890/… However, I just have no insight into the large ClassicThesis package to see where the remove the title option... ? – Christopher Aug 17 '18 at 16:40
• Please add a MWE so we can help, otherwise we're just shooting in the blind – BambOo Aug 17 '18 at 17:27

If your document starts with a chapter instead a part, add

\AtBeginDocument{\addtocontents{toc}{%
\protect\vspace{\dimexpr\cftbeforepartskip-\cftbeforechapskip\relax}%
}}


to the preamble.

Example:

\documentclass{scrreprt}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{classicthesis}[2018/06/03]
\protect\vspace{\dimexpr\cftbeforepartskip-\cftbeforechapskip\relax}%
}}
\begin{document}
\tableofcontents
\blinddocument
\part{A Part}
\blinddocument
\end{document}


Result:

• Totally working fine for me. I digged deeper into your commands, especially the "dimexpr" which is new to me. Thank you so much - your help is awesome here on this forum. Respect ! – Christopher Aug 19 '18 at 20:28