# Adding an equation to the table of contents

Next week I'll be giving a lecture on spectral sequences in algebraic geometry, and in the notes I'm preparing I wanted to put the spectral sequence below the title of the corresponding section in the table of contents. The `\addcontentsline`

command was known to me, but `\addtocontents`

wasn't, and there is one caveat in using it: you need to make sure you put `\par`

at the end of the what you are adding (if it is actual text), forcing the next item to get its own paragraph.

So the macro

does the trick (change the vertical spacing to your liking), and using it just requires to say `\tocequation{$a^2+b^2=c^2$}`

after the corresponding `\section`

. A small excerpt of the result is

The final results will be posted somewhere next week. I'll be posting a follow-up blogpost on some nitpickery regarding the notation for Čech cohomology later.