Repeat to turn the field codes off again. More hints and tips on Table of Contents are available on this website and training sessions can be provided in accordance with your requirements on application. The icon still works fine and the TOC updates without issue. It’s based on Heading 1 but doesn’t ever appear in the TOC because it doesn’t have a ‘heading’ outline level. then you need to make sure those styles are included in the TOC settings. (The original document was provided by the client. 2. The Update Table button will give you two choices. I’m away from my computer for a few days, so can’t check this. If they are in the correct sequence, then my only suggestion is to update the TOC again. If you mean font etc., then that’s controlled by the TOC styles (see previous paragraph) and you’ll have to modify the styles. Change the settings either on the Modify Style window, or for more settings, click the Format button. Word doesn't use the heading styles (whether built-in or custom) applied to the document's headings to format a table of contents. Please help as I have assignments that need to be in very soon. Error 1:          TOC does not contain the heading you just added to your document. Any solutions? However, neither option lets you omit page numbers from a specific level. Fix 2:             Refer to TOC Custom Headings section to help correct this. I figured an update or something happened. I’ve deleted (directly & via ‘remove TOC’) & regenerated the TOC countless times. Both link to the same header which, in the document, is clearly “8. Using the Table of Contents option on the References tab offers a gallery with a few pre-defined TOCs, and access to customizing options. NOT using the heading styles) then you can’t update it using the automated method. Another innovative and amazing product update :-). I have used Word 2007 and I thought it worked but 2010 I have not used in earnest. As I’ve worked on the document, updated my TOC and the italic font carried over to the TOC. In Word, you can perform the update by right-clicking the table of contents and selecting the command Update Field in the pop-up menu. I changed the numbering to ‘0’ and removed the words ‘Table of’. Specifically when I try to create a TOC I only get a some text from the document instead of all the paragraphs and sub-paragraphs which are numbered and in bolt letters. Here’s one for you then – Table of Contents (and List of Figures, List of Tables, etc.) I have tried to change the TOC headings, but to no avail. I was able to make a macro that updates the table of contents and check for the bookmark errors. United States – I want to see a strike through on United Kingdom with United States shown as an insertion in the TOC. Your toc should be fully functional again without the page numbers.. But the first things I’d try would be: Select OK. End With Page numbers are listed wrongly. {TOC \o “1-6” \h \z \u} If not your TOC may be picking up a style not required. ), For anyone on MS Word 2016 for Mac, go to the Top of your TOC Press Option+F9, In a recent tutorial, we used Word’s caption tool to insert table titles and figure captions.One of the main benefits of using this tool is that Word will automatically number new tables and figures as you add titles and captions (e.g., Table 1, Table 2, Table 3). I’m glad to have a work around, but am still quite mystified why this problem only manifested itself since yesterday. One other thing you could have tried was importing the TOC 1 to TOC x styles in from another template or document, PROVIDED you were using the standard names (you said yours were TOC1 [no space] etc. When I applied numbered headings to the style (Word 2007) as requested by the client, the ‘Table of Contents’ heading was automatically numbered ‘1’. Procedure. To modify the TOC3 style: Check the screen to ensure the correct headings are shown. Fix 2:             Select the Table of Contents and then click on References Tab and select Table of Contents/Custom Table of Contents check custom settings. Both offer options that allow you to customize all levels of your TOC. 5. I have a table of contents with TOC1 and TOC3 formatting. .Format = False Here, i am going to show you how to do this. I agree it is easy to get used to v2007 and the slightly better v2010 (welcome back File menu) – I wrote a 300+ page call for tender in v2007. Select Modify. If you ever need to add or remove a section from your document, you can easily update the table of contents to reflect those changes. Click “OK” to apply the changes. I have the same issue but the “solution” doesn’t solve it… (None of the prerequisites apply in my case either. 5. It’s nothing to do with Office 365 — it’s something that’s been in Word forever and is turned off by default. To fix it, turn off Track Changes (Review tab), then update the TOC again (see below for how). ), As far as paragraphs getting included in the TOC, they likely had a Heading style applied to them and then were manually formatted to look like normal text. Table 4 3: Simulators/Stimulators Required for Test 7 You will probably want to turn this off after you’ve checked! Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Your screen shots show a red exclamation point next to the Update option, which means your data are corrupted; yet, you don’t explain how to fix that and remove the exclamation point. Word offers two ways to insert a TOC: 1. Guide – MS Word – Problem Solve Table of Contents, Your email address will not be published. See the Guide below for further instruction. Table 4 4: Switch Alignment Required for Test 8 The only thing I can think of to check is the tab setting for the TOC 1 style. 3. Identify:        Is the same style applied to both headings and paragraphs if so the style needs correcting as above. It was as if I made a table with white border lines and shadings. (I appreciate your blog and comments – thanks). 2. See this post for how: https://cybertext.wordpress.com/2010/07/23/word-2007-create-an-automatic-table-of-contents/ (Even though it’s for Word 2007, the same/similar steps apply in later versions of Word.). I haven’t found any other way of solving this one. Select the existing table of contents. Table 8 3: EXAMPLE – Table Name 16 It doesn’t add new sections to your table of contents. Thanks Rhonda – while using Word 2007 at a client site I also downloaded ‘Classic UI.dotm’ which changes the interface to that of Word 2003. However, if you’ve made manual changes that you really want to keep and changing the headings is not an option, you should look at your settings. You cannot create an automatic TOC without using styles. Re Windows 7 the main irritant for me is the behaviour of Windows Explorer – but sorry, this is off topic. Whenever this happens, every page number for each item in the Table of Contents is changed from the page number to “ Error! In Word for Windows, as far as I know you can’t click on a TOC heading to go to that page (I believe you can do this on the Mac version). Error 2:         TOC is displaying all paragraphs of text. Do you perhaps have a solution? To update a LOF: Same procedure as for updating a LOT, but for step 2, you click anywhere inside the List of Figures first. Go to the middle of that tab, and click the. Your table of contents will now be updated. You had Track Changes turned on when you updated the TOC. Sometimes you might not want the page numbers shown on the first page of the document. With luck, that should preserve your manually altered TOC. Another header (in the same document) shows 8 on one line and a separate line shows Scope. Please let me know. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. So I intercepted the DocumentBeforeSave procedure and added the ‘reset’ macro described at the bottom of the article. Selection.Find.ClearFormatting Using Quick Parts on the Insert tab lets you enter the TOC's underlying field code manually. ( Log Out /  I got a problem in updating the TOC. See this blog post for instructions for Word 2007 and later versions: https://cybertext.wordpress.com/2010/07/23/word-2007-create-an-automatic-table-of-contents/, Hi, I have a TOC that updates, but when I save and open the document, all the page numbers become 3. The document was given to me by a friend where the table of contents page was working. However, I think that the field codes used aren’t correct. I have a feeling there are some hidden toc or other codes that are causing this. That didn’t just remove the hyperlink character style that was indeed attached to the TOC styles, afterwards my formatting issues (bold/not bold) were also resolved. The TOC duplicates the word ‘Contents’ as the first TOC page entry. Any suggestion. […] https://cybertext.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/fixing-some-table-of-contents-update-issues/ […]. Using Word 10, using styles appropriately, updated a TOC (also tried deleting hte TOC and inserting the TOC from scratch) and I get extra characters in some of the headers on the TOC that are not in the document. Updating Table of Contents 1.Right click somewhere in the Table of Contents and select 'Update Field' OR Click somewhere on the Table of Contents and push F9 on your keyboard to get the Update Table of Contents pop up. Check previous paragraphs if some are correct use format painter to copy the correct style to another. If you’ve tried some of the suggested solutions above, then the next thing I’d look at would be the style used for the headings that are missing from the TOC. To maximize it again, just click the tab you want. I have Tables and a Figures in my document. It provides solutions I can apply without having to learn how to program or create macros. Does this still work in Office 2010? Go to References > Update Table. Word 2013 flips to unresponsive when I update TOC in my document. Also check if the TOC is set to display enough levels of headings. Bookmark not defined” error when trying to convert a Doc file to PDF using Microsoft Word. the table text? The captions are all applied correctly, and I've tried the various methods for updating the fields. However, when I update the entire table, the TOC3 formatting “disappears” from the entries. How do I get the full list of contents back on the document. The lack of vertical space on my laptop for the ribbon interface has persuaded me to keep Office 2003 for the time being. With my TOC1 – the first letter is off to the right by itself in the line before it’s supposed to start. applied to them, then they won’t get picked up. I don’t understand what you mean by ‘its original format’. See this blog post: https://cybertext.wordpress.com/2008/09/30/pictures-in-a-word-table-of-contents/#comment-230277, Hi I haven’t had this issue before, but when I now open up documents on my computer the table of contents displays like this : I want them to be separate 2007 to 2010 is almost the same, so there’s no new learning curve there. The Style Inspector displays the name of the style currently applied to your selection. A Table of Contents does not update automatically when headings or pagination changes. The official blog of CyberText Consulting – technical communication specialists. Tip : Don’t forget to update the Table of Contents if there are changes made to the documenting headings. The table of contents is normally not updated automatically. style impacts the TOC styles in more ways than one. Solution 1 did the trick! If you modified the style, then it should hold. When I try to update the TOC , the whole content of the old original table still appears instead of the newly updated table. 1. Table of Tables There are several ways you can update these lists, but the safest way that seems to work properly every time, is to use the ‘Update Table’ buttons on the References tab in Word. If it’s manual, I can see why it would happen, but not if it’s automated. Title page up to Table of Contents: Page numbering begins with "i" in lowercase Roman numerals (i, ii, iii) and is NOT displayed. Re: Table of Contents - Updating page numbers only by RoryOF » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:16 am You can edit the Styles used in the ToC; there are ten of these - see Paragraph Styles Contents 1 .. 10, which are the ToC entries corresponding to the content (but not the styling) of Headings 1..10. So I’ve got a Word file with a table of contents (ToC) that, every so often, is missing the dot leader (row of dots) between name and page number. Entries (RSS) The rest are fine. What is the easiest way of doing TOC for large document ( more than 200 pages ) without going through all the pages to click on the headings or subheadings on each page one after the other. As far as I’m aware that red exclamation point it part of the icon’s design. Bookmark not defined “. Many thanks for your extremely useful blog, which is written in a language that I can understand. My guess is that they aren’t using a Heading style. This will show you the field code Which after selecting to not show page numbers will look something like this. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. So, for main headings ensure these are set to a ‘Heading 1‘ style and sub-headings would then go down in ascending order, e.g. Table 7 1: Test Steps 13 However when I insert a Table of Tables it says “No table of figures entries found”, When I insert a Table of Figures, all of my tables and figure show up in the same Table. I am quite impressed with Windows 7, and don’t regret my decision to go from XP to Windows 7 at all. I haven’t encountered anything like that before. Any ideas? Details are in this article: https://wordmvp.com/FAQs/MacrosVBA/InterceptSavePrint.htm. At this point the TOC doesn’t work you cant use it to navigate your book, .Forward = True The second issue relates to why the new tables/figures, sections etc. Inbetween I’ve updated TOC1-5 by modifying them within the Styles and/or via the References/Custom TOC/Modify option. But right now the subheadings are also getting added. Identify:Update Entire Table. Once I toggle back to text, both are bold. If so, that may not have worked unless you had another doc that used your non-standard TOC style name.). Here are some of the common errors and how to fix them. I guess it is just a cost for hardly any additional function – so I am miserly :-). Use the Update Table of Contents dialog box to choose what to update; Click OK; You can choose to update page numbers only, or the entire table. ), but that isn’t automatically part of the styles that the TOC picks up. How did it get like this? Fix 1:              If not apply the appropriate style and Update again. (It’s sort of like riding a bike, but without the scraped knees.) In Microsoft Word, a table of contents can also allow a reader to jump to a specific section of a document by clicking on a header.To add or update a table of contents in your Word document, select from the links below to view the appropriate steps. has a built-in style called ‘TOC Heading’ (it may be hidden by default). End Sub. Open the Styles pane (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+s). Identify:        This could be related to not having a style applied (see above) or the TOC is not set to pick up the correct styles you have applied. Award winning IT Support, Solutions and Systems Development. The only other thing I can think of is that you have track changes on when you update it. I have just managed to fix the infamous ‘Jason tab’ in my Table of Contents (mine was splitting entries over lines) thanks to your advice. { Hyperlink \L “_Toc8310462” } => TOC2 – not-bold between brackets Many thanks, when I update the table I want only the headings to get updated. I have created an example to demonstrate this below. Any clue why? Any advice? You do this when you create the new style by making sure it has ‘Body Text’ as the outline level in the Paragraph dialog box. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! You can add the command to the Quick Access bar – but it is still click function :-(. Open your Word document. Hi Rhonda – I’ve never seen that either. You can check by going to File > Options > Customise Quick Access Toolbar, choosing commands from the References tab and scrolling down to the ‘Update’ icons — they all have the red exclamation point, and I can’t recall ever NOT seeing it. At one point I updated the TOC as I always do (ctrl-A, PF9, update all) and the TOC fonts were suddenly different. The table of contents will contain all the Heading 1, 2 and 3. I didn’t realise this was still an issue, as I haven’t seen it in a long time. Otherwise I see no added value; nor do I in Windows 7 Professional – it feels like Vista 1.5 Beta but I must stop moaning here :-). next to them to get reported in the TOC: https://cybertext.wordpress.com/2010/07/23/word-2007-create-an-automatic-table-of-contents/. Required fields are marked *, You may use these HTML tags and attributes:
. Even though I have managed to create a TOC for many documents before, I face a problem on a document I am working on now. Any suggestions for how to find these? If you don't want it, remove it from the Set up Table of Contents dialog box or it will keep coming back. Table 8 1: Shutting Down and Securing 15 Error 2:         TOC does not display all Heading levels i.e. Less. and Comments (RSS). To minimize it again, click the tab again. If still not showing check to see if a style is applied to the heading you are trying to include. To be able to create an automatically generated table of contents, the trick is to use Word’s hierarchical headings system. First, is there any way to actually see the toc codes? Modify it if you want. They broke Ctrl A in WORD 2007..don’t know about 2010. Thanks so much, Rhonda! ‘ XREF_CHECK Macro Table 4 2: Computer Programs Required for Test 7 .MatchCase = False If the TOC is set to pick up Heading 1s (as it is by default), then it’s going to pick up every Heading 1 whether it has outline numbers or not. I addressed it in a 2008 blog article (but first published it in 2006): https://cybertext.wordpress.com/2008/02/04/word-2003-page-2-everywhere-in-table-of-contents/. That will sort it out for you. The first thing I’d check would be the styles applied to the earlier headings. Starting at Chapter 1: Page numbering begins with “1” … Hi, after updating my table of contents, it no longer has the function where I could click on any one of the headings and it will lead me to the right page. Table 5 2: Station Assignments 11 1. Solution 1: Word 2010 (and 2007; possibly 2003?) Go to this blog post and scroll down to the ‘Add or remove a level’ from a TOC — you need to make sure your named styles have a level 1, 2, 3 etc. I’m not sure why this is so and would really like to know how to fix it please. Everything in the TOC gets updated — you can’t pick and chose. Someone has then manually changed the font, font size etc. Fix 1:If not apply the appropriate style and Update again. * Make sure track changes is off before you update the TOC There happens a space between the lines after updating tables of contents. Posted in Word | Tagged figures, table of contents, tables, toc |. In the Table of Contents Options dialog, give the level to the relative heading you use, in my case, I give the Heading 1 and Heading 6 the level 1. Thanks! One of the 15 chapters is not clickable in the PDF. 3. From 1-6 and start afresh at 1. This sometimes happens when following on from previous paragraphs if styles have not been set correctly. First, I assume you’re creating/generating your TOC from the heading styles in your document. I have a couple of different questions. The numbering for each header will also be displayed. Fix 1:             Select the paragraph and apply the appropriate style that is not set to be selected for TOC. For example, if the first page is a cover page and the second page is a table of contents, you might want the third page to show “Page 1.”. { TOC \o “1-2” \n } The \o and 1-2 means it’s using outline level 1 to 2, \n removes the page numbers. I've even reinserted the List of Tables/Figures -- all to no avail. And I could not make TOC into its original format. When the Update Table of Contents window appears, select the "Update page numbers only" option and click on the OK button. ActiveWindow.ActivePane.VerticalPercentScrolled = 0 Blog at WordPress.com. The document headings themselves are fine. (adapted from a ‘Writing Tip’ email I recently sent to work colleagues [Word 2007 environment]) ***** Bottom line: Before releasing your document, turn off Track Changes then update the Table of Contents, List of Tables, and List of Figures so that they reflect the current headings, captions, and page numbers. Hmmm… I’m wondering if somehow you’ve based the other TOC styles on the TOC 1 style, and the bold has come through that way? If you’ve added the TOC entries manually (i.e. Accept th… To add page numbers to your Word document, switch over to the “Insert” tab on the Ribbon and then click the “Page Number” button in the “Header & Footer” section. Thanks in advance, Karen. Purpose” and I get 2.9 on one line and then Purpose on a separate line in the TOC. Thx in advance. In my TOC some of the first paragraphs, just after the headings or subheadings, have been included in the TOC . I haven’t changed anything, so this must be a microsoft office 365 update or something. In the Table of Contents dialog, keep Show page numbers, Right align page numbers and Use hyperlinks instead of page numbers options checked, click Options. Like this: Example of Word table of contents with dot leaders missing and page numbers in wrong place (see Mean and Mode). I assigned that macro to the Alt u keystroke for update – I run it before publishing my doc. Follow the instructions under ‘Insert your own TOC’ and ‘Add or remove a level from the TOC’ Super easy with an immediate reduction in stress related to things going wrong with your document just before your deadline ;-). It’s very simple — I expect you did a key combination that told Word to show field codes (the TOC is a field). Figure 8 2: EXAMPLE – Figure Name 16 * double-click on any ribbon tab (NOT the ribbon — the tab for that ribbon). to what you use for body text, but hasn’t applied a body text paragraph style (e.g. How do I ensure the TOC3 formatting stays when I update the entire table? I've had several documents recently where the List of Tables and/or List of Figures just won't update to list all tables/figures in the document. Table 5 1: Equipment Configuration 10 borders and shading? When you add or remove text in the document, you also have to update the table of contents. No more italic subtitles. Some recent questions from my… Then right click and select Toggle Field Codes. .DefaultSorting = wdSortByName Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Follow these instructions (which apply to Word 2007 and later versions): https://cybertext.wordpress.com/2010/07/23/word-2007-create-an-automatic-table-of-contents/. I have “show all” turned on, but the codes still cannot be seen. Error 1:         TOC is displaying whole paragraphs of text. It is a good idea always to choose "Update entire table" in case you have made any other changes. In other cases, the top alternative, updating the page numbers only, is likely sufficient. Some recent questions from my authors have related to updating the Table of Contents (TOC), List of Tables (LOT), and List of Figures (LOF), common things that can go wrong when doing so, and how to fix them. If still not showing check to see if a style is applied to the heading you are trying to include. 3. I don’t understand what you’re trying to do or why you need to click on the headings/subheads. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I was/am quite unimpressed with Vista (still have it on a laptop), but recently I got a new PC with Windows 7 on it. End With I’m not sure why that’s happening if your TOC is an automated one. There are two solutions — the first one is the easiest to implement. Is there a way to fix this issue. (Note: ‘Show all’ only shows formatting marks, not field codes. As to why it does it on opening the doc, try turning off ‘Update automatic links at open’ under File > Options > Advanced — the checkbox is near the end of that window. 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