On Fri, Jun 16, 2006 at 02:18:10PM +0200, Arik Raffael Funke wrote:

> I am working on quite a large document and the content is getting quite
> long and it becomes difficult find things quickly. I have thus
> introduced an "artificial" structure layer by adding following to the code:
> \addtocontents{toc}{\contentsline {chapter}{\centerline{SECTION 1}}{}}

* A higher order structure element than chapter is part.
* The generic interface for formatting issues in the table
  of contents are macros that start with \l@:
  \l@part, \l@chapter, ...
  Package tocloft provides help at user level.

> Unfortunately this line in the content listing is classified as a
> chapter and a page break to the following chapter will occur. I have
> found no way to prevent this. Adding \nopagebreak, \newpage etc. to the
> toc file just resulted in errors.

The standard classes make a page break *before* this entry
easier, but they don't force page breaks.

BTW, a better place for asking this kind of questions
is the newsgroup comp.text.tex or AFAIK the mailing list texhax,
  Where to get help

See also FAQ section P.6 "Table of contents and indexes", e.g.:
  The format of the Table of Contents, etc.

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <[log in to unmask]>