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Heading Numbers overlap Heading Titles in ToC Topic is solved

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Heading Numbers overlap Heading Titles in ToC

Postby jgomez2 on Sun Jan 20th, 2013

Hi folks,

I am currently have some issue with the table of contents looking clinched (please see attachment).

Is this a common problem? It used to be that I just had to hit "PDFLaTeX" like four times and then hit "View PDF" and it would look fine, that trick is not working anymore.

Does anyone know what is the problem?
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Last edited by localghost on Sun Jan 20th, 2013, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Heading Numbers overlap Heading Titles in ToC

Postby mas on Sun Jan 20th, 2013

It looks like a spacing issue with the ToC. It would be better if you posted a minimal working example.

I would suggest that you look at the package tocloft to fine tune the spacing issues.


Regards.

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Re: Heading Numbers overlap Heading Titles in ToC

Postby jgomez2 on Sun Jan 20th, 2013

Does that mean you want to see my like \usepackage declarations? I would rather not post the whole TeX document on here.
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Re: Heading Numbers overlap Heading Titles in ToC

Postby mas on Sun Jan 20th, 2013

No, people are not interested in the whole document :-) You can remove all the text matter and prune others to such an extent that it just reproduces the problem. Unless you show that code, people will not be able to help you completely.

In your case, it could have been a piece of code similar to this
Code: Select all  •  Open in writeLaTeX
\documentclass{book}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}
\tableofcontents

\chapter{Introduction}
\lispum[1-2]

\chapter{Hadrons}
\lipsum[5-6]

\chapter{Leptons}
\lipsum[50-55]

\end{document
}


Of course, you can also add section and subsections to exhibit the problem you are facing.

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Re: Heading Numbers overlap Heading Titles in ToC

Postby jgomez2 on Sun Jan 20th, 2013

Code: Select all  •  Open in writeLaTeX
%\documentclass[12pt]{revtex4-1}
\documentclass[showpacs,preprintnumbers,amsmath,amssymb, nofootinbib]{revtex4-1}
%\usepackage{tocloft}
\usepackage{color}
\usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames,svgnames,table]{xcolor}
\usepackage{float}
\usepackage{url}
\usepackage{chngcntr}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\counterwithin{equation}{section}
\counterwithin{figure}{section}
\counterwithin{table}{section}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{lineno}
\usepackage{etex}
\usepackage{bm
}
%%%%%%%%%%%FEYNMAN STUFF
\usepackage{feynmp}
\DeclareGraphicsRule{.1}{mps}{.1}{
}
%\usepackage{pst-pdf}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\hypersetup{colorlinks,
 linkcolor=blue,
 filecolor=black,
 urlcolor=blue,
 citecolor=black
}
\usepackage{varioref}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\newcommand{\dirac}[1]{\vert #1 \rangle}
\newcommand{\bra}[1]{\langle #1}
\newcommand{\vecbf}[1]{\vec{\textbf{#1}}
}
    \makeatletter
    \def\endfmffile{%
      \fmfcmd{\p@rcent\space the end.^^J%
      end.^^J%
      endinput;}%
      \if@fmfio
        \immediate\closeout\@outfmf
      \fi
      \ifnum\pdfshellescape=\@ne
        \immediate\write18{mpost \thefmffile}%
      \fi}
    \makeatother
\begin{document}
\begin{center}
\chapter{{\Huge \textbf{CHEM 705 Section 1: Particle Physics}}}
\end{center}
\tableofcontents
\newpage
\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{Contents}
\listoffigures
\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{List of Figures}
\listoftables
\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{List of Tables}
\linenumbers

\section{Brief Review of Necessary Quantum Mechanics}


\subsection{Dirac Notation}


\subsection{Quantum Mechanical Vector Projections}
\subsubsection{Vector Addition}


\subsection{Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle}


\subsection{Feynman Diagrams}

\section{Leptons}


\section{The Gauge Bosons}


\subsubsection{Weak Bosonic Decays}

\section{Hadrons}

\subsection{Quarks}

\subsection{Mesons}

\subsubsection{Pion Decays}

\subsection{Baryons}


\subsubsection{Beta Decay}

\subsubsection{The $\Delta$ Particle}

\section{Heavier Quarks}

\subsection{Heavy Mesons}


\subsection{Strange Baryons}

\subsection{2nd Generation Strange Baryons}


\subsection{3rd Generation Strange Quarks}


\section{Reactions and Isospin}

\subsection{Isospin}

\section{Color Charge}

\subsection{Mesons...in Color}

\subsubsection{Gluons}

\section{Summary Problems}


\end{document
}
Last edited by cgnieder on Sun Jan 20th, 2013, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Heading Numbers overlap Heading Titles in ToC  Topic is solved

Postby Stefan_K on Sun Jan 20th, 2013

jgomez2, would you be so kind to visit the link given by mas? I mean this one: minimal working example, with a focus on minimal, such as

Code: Select all  •  Open in writeLaTeX
\documentclass{revtex4-1}
\begin{document}
\tableofcontents
\listoffigures
\section{Brief Review of Necessary Quantum Mechanics}
\subsection{Dirac Notation}
\subsection{Quantum Mechanical Vector Projections}
\subsubsection{Vector Addition}
\subsection{Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle}
\subsection{Feynman Diagrams}
\end{document
}


It still shows the problem:

toc1.png
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It's much easier to fix then. In this case, just insert this right after \tableofcontents:

Code: Select all  •  Open in writeLaTeX
\makeatletter
\let\toc@pre\relax
\let\toc@post\relax
\makeatother


The problem is gone:

toc2.png
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The reason is, that RevTeX computes dimensions in the TOC lines(width of section numbers) but following lists of figures or tables change this calculation. The code above simply disables this faulty behavior.

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Last edited by Stefan_K on Sun Jan 20th, 2013, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: MWE explanation shortened
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Re: Heading Numbers overlap Heading Titles in ToC

Postby jgomez2 on Sun Jan 20th, 2013

understood, will do better next time
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Re: Heading Numbers overlap Heading Titles in ToC

Postby Stefan_K on Sun Jan 20th, 2013

Great! :) So I shortened my explanation above, to stay focused. Btw. very good that your example was compilable.

As you already showed more code, a few further tipps:

  • \usepackage{color} can be removed since you load xcolor.
  • You don't need to load amsmath too, as RevTeX does it for you already.
  • chngcntr could be omitted if you use \numberwithin of amsmath, such as \numberwithin{equation}{section}.
  • This chapter line doesn't match the meaning of LaTeX:
    Code: Select all  •  Open in writeLaTeX
    \begin{center}
    \chapter{{\Huge \textbf{CHEM 705 Section 1: Particle Physics}}}
    \end{center
    }
    Better don't use font commands in heading commands, just the text. Instead, format your headings document-wide. It would be better structured and consistent, and note that the heading text may be used in the table of contents and in headers, which should not be huge for sure. Even if it's not visible here with RevTeX - just a general remark.
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