I am working with the book document class and want to create something like this. Moreover, in the Table of Contents I want the "Part" to be under- and over-lined and not to be numbered. I think of using the \part command but don't know how to do this. Any help will be highly appreciated.

Part I

  1. Introduction.......... 1
  2. Main results ......... 15
  • Could you elaborate a bit more as I'm not quite sure what your question is about. Is it a technical question about how to achieve the example TOC you give or is it more a design question? – Benedikt Bauer Feb 22 '13 at 19:23
  • Welcome to TeX.sx! Have a look at the tocloft package to design your Table of Contents. – mafp Feb 22 '13 at 19:26
  • I apologize. Basically, it is about making the \part to have no numbering in the contents page and be over and underlined – john Feb 22 '13 at 19:26

Hey this should get the job done. I would like to work on one thing, however.

  1. Distance between upper line on part entry and lower entry should be exactly equal and easily changed.

I will update this code when I find a better solution.


\renewcommand{\cftpartfont}{\bfseries\Large\hrule}%add line above part
\renewcommand{\thepart}{}%removes part roman numerals
\renewcommand{\cftpartafterpnum}{\\\hrule}%add line below part
\cftpagenumbersoff{part}%get rid of part page numbers
\renewcommand{\cftpartaftersnumb}{}%disable part number
\renewcommand{\thesection}{\arabic{part}}%add number to section without subnum
\renewcommand{\cftsecaftersnum}{.}%add . after sec #
\renewcommand{\cftsecindent}{8mm}%control spacing between number and sec title
\renewcommand{\cftsecnumwidth}{4mm}%section indent
\renewcommand{\cftparskip}{4mm}%control line spacing

\chapter{Elephants Eating (Chapter)}
\section{With Shells}
\section{From Oak Trees}


Example of Parts with Underlines and Overlines

  • nice idea but it creates many errors. Is there any solution combined with the \input{chapter} command ? – john Feb 24 '13 at 12:28
  • Could you be more specific? What errors? By \input{chapter}, I assume you mean \input{filename}. Whether your files are separate or together, it should not affect the typesetting. Everything gets parsed as one file. Also, I vote up wouldn't hurt for my efforts :) I just gave away 200 points :( – Jonathan Komar Feb 24 '13 at 12:59
  • ok, the mistake was mine. I got it working as you suggested. Thanks :P – john Feb 24 '13 at 13:03

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