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I have used the tocloft package for creating a custom list of a bunch of abstracts for a conference programm book. In my real world problem there the numbers in front of the contentlines are equally redundant as here in the example.

1) How to get rid of the numbers in front of the "chapters"? [SOLVED]

In the example picture you can see that the list of abstract is fairly confusing. I think it will look better if one could devide one content line into two lines:

Author primus
First abstract title for conference on NTPNTTSP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
authorus secundus, authorus tertius
second abstract title that could be horrendous long because participants don't really care. . . . 2

2) How to break tableofcontentlike lines into two?

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\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{amsfonts}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{tocloft}

\newcommand{\listexamplename}{Abstracts}
\newlistof{customchapter}{cc}{\listexamplename}

\newcommand{\customchapter}[1]
{%
   \refstepcounter{customchapter}
   \addcontentsline{cc}{customchapter}
{\protect\numberline{\thecustomchapter}#1}\par
}

\begin{document}

\listofcustomchapter

\customchapter{authorus primus -- First abstract title for conference on NTPNTTSP}
\null\newpage

\customchapter{authorus secundus, authorus tertius -- second abstract title that could be horrendous long because of participants don't really care}
\null\newpage


\customchapter{authorus quartus -- not giving f. anyway}
\null\newpage 

\end{document}
  • For number (1), have you checked what happens if you do not include \numberline in that definition? – daleif Jun 24 at 13:07
  • Yes, but that didn't help. In fact due to your comment, I tried it again plus removing the {\thecustomchapter}. Now the numbers are gone. I don't know why I did not consider this before. – Falrach Jun 24 at 13:39
  • \numberline takes an argument, so you should remove that as well. – daleif Jun 24 at 14:05
  • Oh, yes I did so, but forgot to mention it in the comment above. With the \numberline{} command still there, one gets a ugly vertical line with the first letters of the authors – Falrach Jun 24 at 14:10
  • Yes, \numberline{...} sets its contents in a box of a certain width. If you do not want this indentation, remove \numberline{...} – daleif Jun 24 at 14:12

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