Table of Contents Issue - TOC Styles Set Correctly, but TOC Shows Two Fonts on One TOC Line RRS feed

  • Question

  • I created a template and set up all of the styles correctly, as with every other template I've ever made.  However, I have never run into this problem before.

    I created the template to match a client's style/look.  They use a font called "Gill Sans MT."  My Normal style is set to this, and my TOC styles (TOC 1, TOC 2, TOC 3, etc.) are based off of the Normal style.  My Heading styles are also based off the Normal style and use the same font.

    For some reason, the TOC in the document is populating with two different styles.  The actual Heading text is showing up as Arial font, but the tab leader and the page number are showing up in the Gill Sans MT font (see below).

    Any idea what's going on here?  I have tried modifying the TOC styles, inserting a new TOC, basing the TOC styles off of "(no style)," changing the Heading styles, clearing the formatting on the Heading styles, etc.  I can't get anything to work.

    Friday, February 27, 2015 12:02 AM


All replies

  • The symptoms you describe suggest the presence of direct font formatting in the heading text, but you seem to have checked for that already.

    Are you allowed to share the document (or relevant parts of it) with the forum?

    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP

    Monday, March 2, 2015 11:53 AM
  • Version of Word? Recent versions run off of a default font setting that is independent of the normal style.

    Charles Kenyon Madison, WI

    Monday, March 2, 2015 1:10 PM
  • All I can suggest is to try your steps again. You mention everything that I would try.

    I assume that the template is a .dotx or .dotm file, and so, does not have an "attached template."

    When you tried basing your TOC styles off "no style" I assume you set the font to Gill Sans MT. I would definitely have the heading and TOC styles set to cascade. How styles in Microsoft Word cascade by Shauna Kelly

    Charles Kenyon Madison, WI

    Monday, March 2, 2015 1:19 PM