[OS X TeX] Writing a book

John B. Thoo jthoo at yccd.edu
Mon Apr 21 15:34:43 CEST 2014

On Apr 18, 2014, at 12:00 PM, macosx-tex-request at email.esm.psu.edu wrote:

> Message: 3
> Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:11:10 -0300
> From: "Nestor E. Aguilera" <nestoreaguilera at gmail.com>
> On 14 Apr 2014, at 09:54, John B. Thoo wrote:
>> [...]
>> The only technical problem I haven't resolved at this point is in the TOC.  For some reason, when it lists Part III in the TOC, shows "IIIFoundations" instead of "III Foundations" (with a space).  Parts I and II show up correctly in the TOC as "I Numeration Systems" and "II Arithmetic Snapshots" (each with a space).  I would appreciate any help to fix this.
>> [...]
> It might be a problem with the "numwidth". You might want to take a look at the documentation of the "tocloft" package ("$ texdoc tocloft" in terminal), where the parameters of the layout for toc (lof, lot) are explained.
> You could try with "\makeatletter \renewcommand etc" or use the package tocloft
> If you don't mind that the text in the toc may not be aligned, you could simply try "\part{\hspace{1em}Foundations}" instead of "\part{Foundations}" in the source.

Hi, Nestor.  Thanks for the suggestion.  I tried "\part{\hspace{1em}Foundations}," but I didn't quite like the alignment.

> Message: 4
> Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:05:21 -0400
> From: Themis Matsoukas <tmatsoukas at icloud.com>
> Here is one way to fix the part number in the table of contents:
> \renewcommand\cftpartaftersnumb{\enspace}
> It will put an ?enspace? between the part number and its title but you can replace that with any other spacer you want. See bottom of p 154 in the memoir manual.

Thanks, Themis.  I didn't like that way that looked in the TOC because the alignment of the other items looked off to me.  (A subjective call, I know.  By the way, in a separate message, someone also pointed me to


but that resulted in pretty much the same.)  However, your suggestion helped me google the following


that gave me the idea to try

\renewcommand{\cftpartpresnum}{\partname\ }

This seems to be acceptable.  What do you think?

Thank you both, Nestor and Themis, very much for your suggestions.  They were very helpful.


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