I'm writing a constitution-type document for a sports competition. I want each chapter heading to be preceded by the word "Article", viz: "Article 1 Rules of the competition", "Article 2 blah blah blah". So I added the following at the start of the document:

\renewcommand{\chapter}{\@startsection{chapter}{1}{0mm}{\baselineskip}{0.5\baselineskip}{\textsc{Article} \centering\sc\large}}

Unfortunately, this has also added the word "Article" to the title of the table of contents itself , so that it is now titled "Article Contents" instead of just "Contents".

How can I stop the word Article appearing in the title of the ToC? Or, is there a better way for me to add the word "article" to the header title for each chapter, but not the title of the ToC?


One way is to get \tableofcontents to add the word for you after it has used the original definition

\def\tableofcontents{\oldtableofcontents\gdef\addarticle{\textsc{Article} }}


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  • which works in the usual case when ToC is at the beginning ;) – yo' Oct 8 '12 at 12:16
  • @tohecz well yes, otherwise you just need to move the \gdef\addarticle{} into the start of the \tableofcontents definition so that it resets it and then sets it back, and initialise it to say Article rather than nothing. – David Carlisle Oct 8 '12 at 12:22

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