I am using classicthesis as a template for a study report. I would like to customize the table of contents. Here is a screen shot of another TOC that looks like what I am trying to accomplish:

Table of contents example

I prefer to have the page numbers on the right side and dots inbetween, like in the screen shot of the TOC. - I found the definition of the classicthesis style in FrontBackmatter/Contents.tex. However, I cannot see how to customize it?!

\setcounter{tocdepth}{2} % <-- 2 includes up to subsections in the ToC
\setcounter{secnumdepth}{3} % <-- 3 numbers up to subsubsections

2 Answers 2


Add dottedtoc to the options when calling classicthesis:


where ... stands for the present options you're using.

  • Perfect! Thank you egreg. For everybody else: I added the parameter to \documentclass[..., dottedtoc, ...].
    – JJD
    Apr 4, 2012 at 13:52
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    @JJD I added the option to documentclass. Now the page numbers are aligned right like I want them to! But there are still no dots in between, even if I try tex.stackexchange.com/a/7352/1660 Sep 11, 2013 at 5:43
  • @wrongusername I may depend on the version of classicthesis you are using. I saw that the CHANGES file has some notes about using the option dottedtoc. Please check this. I used version 4.0.
    – JJD
    Sep 11, 2013 at 11:39

For Classicthesis version 4.6, change dottedtoc=false to true in \PassOptionsToPackage{...}{classicthesis} in the classicthesis-config.tex file, where the ... represents the current options passed.

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