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I have custom colouring in the section headings, i.e. \section{\textcolor[red]{Heading}}, so when I use \tableofcontents it prints the table of contents including all the unnecessary colouring. Is there a way I can print the table of contents in all black text, but keep the actual colour coding I did for the sections?

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Use the "ToC" entry of \section[<ToC entry>]{<body entry>}:

\section[Heading]{\textcolor{red}{Heading}}

If this is performed on a case-by-case basis, then the above solution is fine. However, for more consistent changes across (say) all section headings, you should consider using a package like sectsty or titlesec. For more on this option, see Is it possible to change text color for all headings?

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  • Looks like this is the only solution anyone can think of, BUT I also thought of a sneaky solution just now :)! Print the TOC in black and white, and the rest in colour!! :D Thanks for your solution!
    – Dan
    Nov 10 '12 at 1:22

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