I am writing a report. There is a page with my abstract, which I don't want to appear in the ToC.

I start the abstract.tex file with the following command:


In my main.tex file, I input it using the following command:


All of my other chapters are added using the \input{} command.

The problem is that the abstract chapter is presented in my ToC, which I do not want it to. Any suggestions on how to fix this?

p.s. I am not that experienced with latex. I just gave the code that I think is relevant. If more pieces of code are needed, let me know.

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    \chapter*{Abstract} Commented Dec 9, 2019 at 21:31
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    I also suppose the abstract doesn't have to be numbered. If this is inded the case, using \chapter* should solve the problem.
    – Bernard
    Commented Dec 9, 2019 at 21:32
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    It is IMHO not correct to start an abstract with a \chapter command. Most document classes have means to typeset an abstract, e.g. \begin{abstract}...\end{abstract}.
    – user194703
    Commented Dec 9, 2019 at 22:19

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The answer @PhelypeOleinik gave worked.

Just use:


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