It is known that the option
num:nil drops the numeration of sections (when exporting from
How could I include a unnumbered section among numbered ones in Org-mode?
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You can turn off numbering for a section by adding the property :UNNUMBERED:. i.e.:
* Heading 1 * Heading 2, unnumbered :PROPERTIES: :UNNUMBERED: t :END: * Heading 3
[This is a dupe from the tex.stackexchange.com site: https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/224259/3197 ]
As a commenter is suggesting that I'm lying about this for some reason, here is the output from exporting a file containing the above snippet, and nothing else:
C-c C-e l o (i.e.,
This also worked when I first posted this answer in 2017, using whatever the development version of Emacs was at that time.
As you can see, Heading 1 and Heading 3 are numbered (and as such included in the TOC), and Heading 2 is not.
If that doesn't work for you, please provide some details or ask a new question.