# CTAN Update: etoc

Date: December 11, 2012 7:49:05 PM CET
Jean-François Burnol submitted an update to the etoc package. Summary description: easily customizable TOCs License type: lppl Announcement text:
1.06 1. With previous versions, macros such as \l at section recovered their standard meanings only in compatibility mode at the time of typesetting TOCs. With this version, it is the opposite: macros such as \l at section or \l at subsection have throughout the document their standard meanings, which means that they can be customized (even if no package has added to them customizing hooks) and that the compatibility mode of etoc will obey this. 2. The .toc file is now read into memory at the time of \usepackage{etoc} and it is opened for write operation at the first TOC typesetting command. Prior, both happened at the \begin{document}. 3. The commands added by the package to the .toc file are declared to the external world to do nothing. Hence some other package can also load the .toc file (this must happen before the first typeset TOC) and execute its contents. (related to the point 2 above.) 4. A number of superfluous \global's and a few \gdef's, which were left-overs from the war against bugs in the developing stages of the code, were removed. 5. The documentation has been updated and improved. An unclear statement about secnumdepth has been corrected.
This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/etoc . More information is at http://www.ctan.org/pkg/etoc (if the package is new it may take a day for that information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Rainer Schöpf

## etoc – Completely customisable TOCs

The package gives the user complete control of how the entries of the table of contents should be constituted from the name, number, and page number of each sectioning unit. The layout is controlled by the definition of ‘line styles’ for each sectioning level used in the document.

The package provides its own custom line styles (which may be used as examples), and continues to support the standard formatting inherited from the document classes, but the package can also allow the user to delegate the details to packages dealing with list making environments (such as enumitem). The package’s default global style typesets tables of contents in a multi-column format, with either a standard heading, or a ruled title (optionally with a frame around the table).

The \tableofcontents command may be used arbitrarily many times in the same document, while \localtableofcontents provides a ‘local’ table of contents.

 Package etoc Version 1.09e 2021-09-23 Copyright 2012–2021 Jean-François Burnol2014–2015 Christine Roemer et al. Maintainer Jean-François Burnol

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