Editing the Table of Contents

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]


Sometimes you will want to remove the Table of Contents on a page. Type this text


to accomplish this.

More Table of Contents (TOC) commands are found in the table below:

Table of contents

Word Explanation
__NOTOC__ Hides the Table of Contents on the current page.
__FORCETOC__ Forces the table of contents to appear.
__TOC__ Places a Table of Contents here. Also forces it to appear.

More magic

Word Explanation
__NOEDITSECTION__ Hides the edit links beside headings.
Like __NOCC__ but affecting article title only.
__END__ Allows for trailing whitespace to be included in the page save.

Behavior switches

A behavior switch controls the layout or behavior of the page and can often be used to specify desired omissions and inclusions in the content.

Template:Hl2| Word Template:Hl2| Description Template:Hl2| Versions
Template:Hl3 colspan="3"| Table of contents
__NOTOC__ Hides the table of contents (TOC).
__FORCETOC__ Forces the table of contents to appear at its normal position (above the first header).
__TOC__ Places a table of contents at the word's current position (overriding __NOTOC__). If this is used multiple times, the table of contents will appear at the first word's position.
Template:Hl3 colspan="3"| Editing
__NOEDITSECTION__ Hides the section edit links beside headings. This is especially useful, where a heading is created from within a template: the normal wiki section-edit would in this case edit the template code, which is normally counterintuitive to the user. If a template contains multiple headings, it may be necessary to add "__NOEDITSECTION__" after each heading.
__NEWSECTIONLINK__ Adds a link ("+" by default) beside the "edit" tab for adding a new section on a non-talk page (see Template:Mediawiki). 1.7+
__NONEWSECTIONLINK__ Removes the link beside the "edit" tab on pages in talk namespaces. Template:Mediawiki
Template:Hl3 colspan="3"| Categories
__NOGALLERY__ Used on a category page, replaces thumbnails in the category view with normal links. 1.7+
__HIDDENCAT__ Used on a category page, hides the category from the lists of categories in its members and parent categories (there is an option in the user preferences to show them). 1.13+
Template:Hl3 colspan="3"| Language conversion
On wikis with language variants, don't perform any content language conversion (character and phase) in article display; for example, only show Chinese (zh) instead of variants like zh_cn, zh_tw, zh_sg, or zh_hk.
On wikis with language variants, don't perform language conversion on the title (all other content is converted).
Template:Hl3 colspan="3"| Other
__START__ No effect.
__END__ Explicitly marks the end of the article, to prevent MediaWiki from removing trailing whitespace. Removed in Template:Mediawiki. 1.1–1.8
__INDEX__ Tell search engines to index the page (overrides Template:Mediawiki, but not robots.txt). 1.14+
__NOINDEX__ Tell search engines not to index the page (ie, do not list in search engines' results). Template:Mediawiki
__STATICREDIRECT__ On redirect pages, don't allow MediaWiki to automatically update the link when someone moves a page and checks "Update any redirects that point to the original title". Template:Mediawiki