# [Tex/LaTex] Force \addtocontents to be placed in the correct order

I have something like this:

\tableofcontents*
\chapter{chap1}
\chapter{chap2}
\chapter{chap3}


and the ToC is produced like this

chap1
chap2
chap3
test


I was wondering how to force test to be placed in correct order (chap1, chap2, test, chap3).

The command \addtocontents is mainly intended to be used to enter formatting information (extra spacing, for example) not directly related to any particular actual line of contents of the ToC; if you want to introduce some text together with some information (such as the page number) and some formatting (such as the one used for a particuar sectional unit), then you might want to use \addcontentsline:

\documentclass{book}

\begin{document}

\tableofcontents
\chapter{chap1}
\chapter{chap2}
\chapter{chap3}

\end{document}


If used together with the hyperref package, a \phantomsection command should also be included to get the proper result for the hyperlinks in the table of contents and for the bookmarks.

EDIT: since you don't want the page number nor any special formatting for the text to be included, then you can use \addtocontents:

\documentclass{memoir}

\begin{document}

\tableofcontents
\chapter{chap1}
\chapter{chap2}