## LaTeX forum ⇒ General ⇒ How we can have chapters without numbers

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juan21
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### How we can have chapters without numbers

Good morning, how do I number the chapters of a document? I am doing a thesis in LaTeX, I know that you can use the command `\include`, the question is this: the thesis consists of three chapters and an introduction. I use the `\include` command in the introduction and LaTeX registers it as chapter 1, how do I remove that?

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Stefan Kottwitz
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Hi Juan!

Use `\chapter*{Introduction}` if you don't want to have that one as a numbered chapter (and not in the table of contents. Use `\chapter{Your heading}` for your numbered chapters.

If you use a KOMA-Script document class (I strongly recommend that) then you can use `\addchap*{Introduction}` to have it unnumbered, but listed in the table of contents.

Stefan