In table of content the text is replaced by * instead of "List of Listings"

List of listing is small with *

The code is printed correctly in text

I am using listing and minted package already and code as follows:




% Computer Modern Typewritter (For bold ttfamily in listings)
% OR... Bera Mono
%\usepackage[scaled]{beramono} % TTT Font
%\usepackage{anyfontsize} % As the name says...


% For Overleaf support
\def\useoverleaf{1}  % change to non-zero (for instance, 1) to enable it

  \immediate\write18{latexmk -pdf cover.tex}%

%For PDF merging

%SET DPI to 300
\pdfpxdimen=\dimexpr 1in/300\relax

\usepackage{morewrites} % Allow the use of a larger number of packages

%For English and Portuguese languages
%Portuguese will be the default.
%Use \setdefaultlanguage to change it

% For custom date format
\newdateformat{thesisdate}{\monthname[\THEMONTH] \THEYEAR} % Month Year

\usepackage{microtype} % Make pdf look better

% Uncomment to enable floats on facing pages

%Side by side figures
% Eg. Fig 1a, Fig 1b


% Dropped Caps

% Configure Hyperlink color
% Or use the default

%Optional: Redefine section names

%For PDF Comments
\usepackage{bookmark} % New Bookmarks

%For Multiple columns in Glossary

%Math symbols



%Euro symbol

% Code boxes

\fvset{fontsize=\footnotesize} % Make Code blocks smaller than text

%Biber using IEEE style for proper UTF-8 support
\usepackage[backend=biber,style=ieee, sorting=none]{biblatex}
\bibliography{bib/references.bib, bib/rfc.bib}

%Use acronyms
\usepackage[printonlyused]{acronym} % For acronyms

% Enable chart support through pgf and tikz
\usetikzlibrary{arrows,shadows,trees,shapes,snakes,automata,backgrounds,petri,mindmap} % for pgf-umlsd

%For Electric Circuits
\usepackage[detect-weight=true, binary-units=true]{siunitx}
\sisetup{load-configurations = binary}


\tikzstyle{every node}=[font=\small]
\tikzstyle{every path}=[line width=0.8pt,line cap=round,line join=round]

% For inline TT text (e.g. code snippets)

 %Frames around figures and allow force placement

%Configure Float style

%For test purposes

%Keep floats inside section!
\let \oldsubsubsection \subsubsection
\let \oldsubsection \subsection
\let \oldsection \section
\let \oldchapter \chapter

%%%% Use the built-in division styling

%%% ToC down to subsections

%%% Numbering down to subsections as well

%%%% extra index for first lines

%Margins for University of Aveiro Thesis

%Or custom spacing


%Front matter

%Custom Chapter style named thesis
\makechapterstyle{thesis}{% Based on ell
  \settowidth{\chapindent}{\chapnumfont 111}
    \raisebox{10mm}[0pt][0pt]{\fontsize{30}{25}\selectfont\chapnumfont \thechapter}%
    \raggedleft {\chaptitlefont ##1}\par\nobreak\vskip 4\onelineskip}}

%Select chapter style from existing or select custom
%\chapterstyle{thesis} % Others: dowding, demo2, dash, chappell, brotherton, bianchi, ger, madsen, tatcher, veelo,indexes)
% thesis can also be used as defined previously

%If you feel adventurous you can also define all aspects of your theme
%Use either this input or the chapterstyle before

%Exclude sub figures from List of Figures

% Texts
  \par\addvspace{2\baselineskip plus 0.2\baselineskip minus 0.2\baselineskip}%

%Select Page style



\setcounter{tocdepth}{2} %subsections are added to the TOC
\setcounter{secnumdepth}{4} %subsubsections are numbered


%Table of contents

%List of figures


%List of tables

%Print Glossary

%Main document starts here

% Start of Thesis text ----------------------------------------------------------
%Line spacing: 1.5 pt


% End of Thesis text ---------------------------------------------------------
% Including files is advised:



%Print all used references


%Redefine References name

%Load appendix

  • Welcome to TeX.SX! Please provide a complete example, also called an MWE, to help others to help you. Commented Sep 16, 2020 at 10:41
  • @muzimuzhiZ How can I upload .tex file here?
    – Sher khan
    Commented Sep 16, 2020 at 10:56
  • \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,openright,final,twoside,onecolumn]{memoir} \usepackage{minted} \renewcommand\listingscaption{Código} \fvset{fontsize=\footnotesize}\pagestyle{plain} \frontmatter \tightlists \midsloppy \raggedbottom \setcounter{tocdepth}{2} \setcounter{secnumdepth}{4} \cleardoublepage {\small\tableofcontents} \cleardoublepage {\small\listoffigures} \cleardoublepage {\small\listoflistings} \cleardoublepage {\small\listoftables} \mainmatter
    – Sher khan
    Commented Sep 16, 2020 at 11:01
  • \begin{listing} \begin{minted}{c} #include <stdio.h> #define N 10 /* Block * comment */ int main() { int i; // Line comment. puts("Hello world!"); for (i = 0; i < N; i++) { puts("LaTeX is also great for programmers!"); } return 0; } \end{minted} \caption{This is below the code.} \label{lbl:snippet-test} \end{listing}
    – Sher khan
    Commented Sep 16, 2020 at 11:07
  • You can edit the description of current question, then copy-and-paste the contents of tex file and markup them as code sample. Commented Sep 16, 2020 at 11:17

2 Answers 2


There are three issues: first, the List of Listings is not automatically added to the Table of Contents in memoir (actually most standard documentclasses do not add the List of Listings). You can solve this by using \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{\listoflistingscaption}.

Second, the redefinition of \chapter causes a problem because minted uses \chapter* for the list of listings, as explained and solved in the answer by muzimuzhi Z.

Third, babel doesn't provide a translation for List of Listings in Portuguese, so you need to set that explicitly using \renewcommand\listoflistingscaption (or alternatively \addto\captionsportuguese{\renewcommand\listoflistingscaption to set the translation only for Portuguese, but that is not really relevant in this case).

Putting everything together, minimized:



\renewcommand\listoflistingscaption{Lista de Códigos}

\let \oldchapter \chapter
\RenewDocumentCommand \chapter { s O{#3} m }{%
  \IfValueTF{#1}  % if optional star is seen


%Table of contents
%List of figures
%List of listings
%List of tables

\fbox{this is a figure}
\caption{A figure}

print("this is a listing")
\caption{A listing}

\fbox{this is a table}
\caption{A table}



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The redefined \chapter does not accept an optional star *, hence caused the problem.

\let \oldchapter \chapter

If \chapter*{title} is used, then * is recognized as #2 and the #1 is empty, hence it will expand to \oldchapter{*} {title} and producing the large * followed by small List of Listings output.

Use following redefinition instead

\RenewDocumentCommand \chapter { s O{#3} m }{%
  \IfValueTF{#1}  % if optional star is seen

Similar modification should be done on \section.

Last but not least, your example won't compile without commenting out some lines.

  • Not working for me !
    – Sher khan
    Commented Sep 16, 2020 at 13:30

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