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This week's word is an acronym: TOC, for table of contents. And it's a problem for some of our customers. Or it's a few problems.
We're going to take a look at two of those persistent issues:
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You can also read about tables of contents. And remember that the table of contents is based on styles. For information on applying styles, see Add a heading.
Very easy o understand. Just what I needed
you are a godsend, clear and precise and short
SO HELPFUL! Thank you!
Now -- how do you change the levels showing in an already existing table of contents? Let's pretend I want this example to have just three levels. Is it possible to alter this without recreating the TOC?
You click Table of Contents and click Edit Table of Contents. You select the number of levels you want in the dialog box. You might be asked whether you want to update the entire table of contents (and that's what you want to do). Word is recreating the table of contents, but as long as all the headings are marked with the styles that you want, this will not pose a problem.
Don't mean to be dense here, but I don't see an "Edit" button while in an existing TOC.
I think I was the one having the dense moment. You click the table of contents, and then you click Insert Table of Contents (click Table of Contents and then Insert Table of Contents is at the bottom of the gallery). If you already have a table of contents, this lets you edit the levels and formatting options.
I'm having difficulty showing the correct page number format in my TOC. Some pages within the document are numbered arabic (1, 2, 3...) and some are lower-case roman numerals (i, ii, iii...). Page numbers displayed in footers are correct. Page numbers in the TOC all display as arabic. I had this working properly once before but can't remember how I did it. Does anyone know how to set this up?
L Taylor --
Let me see if I understand: You want the table of contents to display numbers formatted in the same way that they are in the header or footer; you don't want all the numbers changed to Arabic format. Correct?
If so, I'm having a hard time reproducing your issue (my table of contents is showing the mixture of formats). Which version of Word are you using?
I too am having TOC numbering issues. My TOC is at the top of page 1. Immediatly after the 1st line space is my 1st heading. However the TOC indicates the 1st heading is on page 2. How do I correct?
Nevermind ... when I update the page numbers it corrected. It shouldn't be necessary to do that.
Great job. Thanks for ur explanations.
I am having numbering issues. My first page it the title, second page the table of contents. 3rd page is my first heading. I want the first heading to say it starts on page one. I want to ignore the first two pages. How do I do that?
How can be sent a document that includes the correct styles for TOC formatting? I received a document for review (created by someone else). I make some changes in the content (not the styles). When I update the TOC it gets damage. Looks like the styles in my machine are standard but the document creator used his own custom styles.
Should I replicated the creator styles in my machine?
How can I know which styles he used? (he is no longer working with us)
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