# How do I get rid of the 'extra' chapter number in the Table of Contents? [closed]

In the TOC, chapter entries are show up:

n  Chapter n - chapter title                             pg.no.


The first 'n' (chapter number) is 'extra'. My level 1 Table Entry is defined as:

LS, "Chapter", E#, " - ", E, T, #, LE.


I understand all that (I think) ... Link Start, the text "Chapter", the chapter number, the text " - ", the text of the chapter title, tab to right of page, Link End. That is what I want.

If I don't have numbering enabled in the paragraph style for the Chapter title (or the associated ___ style, I don't recall at the moment), I don't get any chapter numbers period!!. When I enable Numbering, I get chapter numbers ... that part is good, although there are two bad parts ... 1) the chapter titles now have numbers (which I don't want), 2) I end up with the chapter number in the TOC entry twice.

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### Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Alex Kemp close date 2015-11-12 03:49:57.211810

I should have noted ... LibreOffice, 3.5.7.2

( 2013-10-19 03:48:08 +0200 )edit

Also here it would be helpful if you could upload the file. Ideally include a manually created table which should represent the TOC you want to create automatically. (Be careful about the content of the file; this is a public site!!!)

( 2013-10-19 06:00:25 +0200 )edit

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It sounds to me like you may have numbering turned on for the related Contents N style. As I indicated in my answer to your related question, these are the default styles used by Writer when generating a ToC. You should be able to edit these styles and turn off the leading numbering:

1. Ensure you have the Styles & Formatting panel open (F11).
2. Right-click the required style entry (e.g., Contents 1) > Modify... > Outline & Numbering tab > set the Numbering style to "None."
3. Click OK.
4. Repeat for each style/level in your ToC.
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I wasn't very clear in my original statement but that is actually the way I started (since I knew I didn't what the chapters numbered in the text).

I did repeat your steps and have developed a work-around. Setting the Numbering style to "None" does get rid of the Chapter number but ... the next time I regenerate the table, ALL Chapter numbers are gone, including the ones I want:

Chapter  - Introduction                             12


Note that not only is the undesired Chapter number gone, but so is the desired chapter number.

The work-around is to "turn on" the Numbering style, generate the table of contents, then "turn off" the Numbering style.

thank you.

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That is odd. It sounds as though your paragraph styles may be defined in a way that has one automatically updating another, although it is difficult to tell without seeing the original document. When you edit a paragraph style, on the Organizer tab is the AutoUpdate option checked?

( 2013-10-19 08:15:50 +0200 )edit

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