How do I include a chapter reference within the table of contents without giving it a chapter number? I am using the report document class.

Normally, I would create a chapter as follows:

\chapter{Some Chapter}

but this results in the chapter being given a number. Currently I am using

\chapter*{Some Chapter}

which gets rid of the number, but then it is absent from the table of contents.

3 Answers 3


You can use

\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{\protect\numberline{}Some chapter}

just after your \chapter*{Some chapter}. For an automated approach, define your own \chapter command (say) \mychapter:

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\usepackage{xparse}% http://ctan.org/pkg/xparse
\NewDocumentCommand{\mychapter}{s o m}{%
    {% \mychapter*
    }{% \mychapter
     \chapter [\chapToCname]{#3}%
\mychapter{A chapter}
\mychapter*{Some chapter}

The macro interface is provided by xparse.


You can insert it using \addcontentsline.

\chapter{A chapter}
\chapter*{Another chapter}
\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{Another chapter}

Just for the sake of completeness:

If you would use one of the KOMA-script classes scrbook or scrreprt, you could use the command \addchap, which provides exactly what you want.

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