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  • I have made different heading levels in the word file and made a hyperlinked TOC. But in the bookmark section, few of the TOC is also displaying as headings. Please guide me how to resolve it?
    • Edited by Nitesh_4apr Friday, September 1, 2017 11:11 AM
    Friday, September 1, 2017 11:09 AM

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  • I have made different heading levels in the word file and made a hyperlinked TOC. But in the bookmark section, few of the TOC is also displaying as headings. Please guide me how to resolve it?

    "Bookmark section" = Navigation Pane?

    Charles Kenyon Madison, WI


    Saturday, September 2, 2017 2:32 AM
  • Hi,

    >>But in the bookmark section, few of the TOC is also displaying as headings. 

    Could you provide a screenshot on this so that we can understand it more clearly?

    Meanwhile, how did you create the TOC? Did you create it manually or automatically? You may have a look at the following article and verify that whether you did it correctly:

    https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/Create-a-table-of-contents-in-Word-882e8564-0edb-435e-84b5-1d8552ccf0c0

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Steve Fan


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    • Proposed as answer by Steve Fan Thursday, September 7, 2017 9:54 AM
    Tuesday, September 5, 2017 2:22 AM
  • To prevent a text paragraph from displaying in a table of contents, or in the Navigation pane, make sure that the paragraph does NOT have a heading style applied to it.


    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP

    Thursday, September 7, 2017 11:19 AM
  • To prevent a text paragraph from displaying in a table of contents, or in the Navigation pane, make sure that the paragraph does NOT have a heading style applied to it.


    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP

    ... or has been given an outline level.

    This likely means that your TOC style (not heading style) has acquired an outline level rather than being body level. This could happen by applying a linked heading level style to part of a TOC entry. The TOC styles update automatically.

    Parenthetically, could the original poster (Nitesh) respond to let us know if any of this helps?


    Charles Kenyon Madison, WI


    Thursday, September 7, 2017 3:54 PM
  • Good point, an "Outline level" applied as direct formatting would also display in the Navigation pane.

    For a table of contents, you can delete the \u switch (from the field code) to prevent Word from picking up direct formatting "Outline levels."


    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP

    Friday, September 8, 2017 1:18 PM
  • Good point, an "Outline level" applied as direct formatting would also display in the Navigation pane.

    For a table of contents, you can delete the \u switch (from the field code) to prevent Word from picking up direct formatting "Outline levels."


    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP


    Except, by default, TOC styles update to match direct formatting automatically.

    Charles Kenyon Madison, WI

    Saturday, September 9, 2017 12:14 PM
  • True, if you apply "Outline level" formatting to TOC 1, TOC 2 etc. styles, that might cause trouble.


    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP

    Sunday, September 10, 2017 7:34 PM