TOC incorporates paragraphs formatted as body text level



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TOC incorporates paragraphs formatted as body text level

Postby SnVsaWFuIEhhbGxpZGF5 » Fri, 02 Jun 2006 02:44:01 GMT

Hello. I've seen similar issues to mine addressed here, but none of them 
resolve the problem I have.

I have a fairly basic document (which is, alas, based on another document 
created before I started writing for this client, and which therefore has a 
host of odd styles defined) for which I generate a TOC based on heading 
styles 1-3. When I update the table, large chunks of prose are included in 
it. On visiting those bits of prose, I find that they are formatted as body 
text level. However, when I put the insertion point into one of these 
paragraphs, the style box shows an absurdly long title that includes multiple 
iterations of "Heading 3" and "char char char."

On reapplying Body text, I find that the Heading3 style still appears. This 
is irksome. If I use format painter (I know, not a good tactic generally, 
but...), the results are essentially random -- sometimes formats copy, other 
times not, and in many (though not all)instances the Heading3 style remains 
in place.

Interesting to note that, when I pdf the document, the level 4 headings are 
picked up as tags, but none of the problem paragraphs are bookmarked.

Has anyone a suggestion on what's going on, and how to fix it?

Many thanks


Re: TOC incorporates paragraphs formatted as body text level

Postby Stefan Blom » Fri, 02 Jun 2006 16:59:39 GMT

"Char char" styles are created when you apply a paragraph style and
only part of a paragraph is selected; they can also appear when text
is pasted to another document (see
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However, as far as I know, this problem does not affect what is
included in the table of contents. Instead, the TOC picks up
paragraphs whose Outline Level (in Format | Paragraph) is something
different from "Body Text". This, in turn, can be caused by the
Document Map. A quick fix is to press Alt+F9 to display the TOC field
code, delete the \u switch, update the TOC, and then press Alt+F9
again to hide field codes. For more, see:

Outline Levels and the Document Map

Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP

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Re: TOC incorporates paragraphs formatted as body text level

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Re: TOC incorporates paragraphs formatted as body text level

Postby Per1000IPDay1 » Fri, 02 Jun 2006 19:17:41 GMT


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