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Remove Space for Chapter Prefix in ToC Topic is solved

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Postby jbgrad on Sat Nov 17th, 2012

The chapter lines of my ToC should only have the number, not the word "Chapter". I used \renewcommand{\chaptername}{} as follows in modifying my university's template (which is unfortunately wrong). However, while the word "Chapter" is gone, the space taken up by it is not, so an entry looks like:
1 [Space the length of "Chapter"] Name-of-chapter

instead of
1 Name-of-chapter


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\renewcommand{\tableofcontents}{%
    \renewcommand{\chaptername}{}
    \doublespace
    \if@twocolumn
      \@restonecoltrue\onecolumn
    \else
      \@restonecolfalse
    \fi
    \chapteroneside*{%\contentsname
        \@mkboth{%
          \MakeUppercase\contentsname}{\MakeUppercase\contentsname}}%
    \@starttoc{toc}%
    \if@restonecol\twocolumn\fi
    }

Any assistance in removing this unwanted horizontal space (the length of "Chapter") would be appreciated.
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Postby Stefan_K on Sat Nov 17th, 2012

That's not the behavior of standard classes, so obviously your university's template provided this addition which you would like to remove. Look for a macro called \l@chapter or post the template file here as attachment to a post.

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