Since the link of TOC itself in TOC looks stupid,

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\usepackage[nottoc]{tocbibind}  % no `Contents` in TOC

is used to remove it.

However, The Bookmark Contents will disappear in the index (on the left side).



seems solved this problem, BUT it points to the page before TOC.

So how to figure this out?

PS: book class is used in Texlive 2012.

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    Use \clearpage or \cleardoublepage before \pdfbookmark. – Ulrike Fischer Feb 6 '13 at 12:53

Just for the sake of closure...

As Ulrike Fischer mentioned in the comments, using \clearpage or \cleardoublepage before \pdfbookmark avoids the misinterpretation of the correct page.

The code should look like this:


\usepackage[nottoc]{tocbibind}  % no `Contents` in TOC

        This is the title page


    \section{a sample section}
        This is the beginning of a section


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  • @doncherry sure, I'll edit the answer to include a MWE – Mario S. E. Apr 10 '13 at 7:53
  • Yes, it’s “community wiki”. When you start an answer or make an edit, then on the lower right you can activate this. (Older comment deleted.) – Speravir Apr 10 '13 at 16:19
  • This puts all pages after the toc under a [toc-name] tab. Is there a way to keep all content before toc, the toc and content after toc on the same level? – Me_Maikey Aug 2 '16 at 13:00
  • @Me_Maikey You can change the level by putting the level number in []: \phantomsection\pdfbookmark[1]{\contentsname}{contents} works for me. – cytrinox Aug 13 '16 at 22:34

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