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    Cannot right align numbers. (2003)

    I am unable to right align numbers in the contents page, see screenshot.
    Any help would be appreciated.
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    Re: Cannot right align numbers. (2003)

    Have you seen the checkbox for this?

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    Re: Cannot right align numbers. (2003)

    I tried this and l asked me if l wanted to replace current table, if l select yes it complety re-does , if l select no the whole table is deleted, see screenshot.
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    Re: Cannot right align numbers. (2003)

    Is that a problem?

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    Re: Cannot right align numbers. (2003)

    Yes, l have to start again!

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    Re: Cannot right align numbers. (2003)

    But doesn't Word generate the whole TOC for you in an instant? If you want to keep the existing TOC, perhaps because you have done a lot of manual stuff to it, you could select the whole thing and set a right tab at the point where you want the numbers to come. Then before each page number press the tab key. As long as your TOC isn't too lengthy, this shouldn't take you very long.

    Or am I missing something here?

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    Re: Cannot right align numbers. (2003)

    I tried but no luck, could l send you a zipped up version of the file?

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    Re: Cannot right align numbers. (2003)

    Yes - attach it to a post as long as it doesn't contain any confidential information, so that everyone can see what the problem is and how it gets solved. Otherwise strip out confidential stuff or email me to the address in my profile.

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    Re: Cannot right align numbers. (2003)

    A Table of Contents is the result of a field code. If you click in the table or select the field code and press F9, it should regenerate.

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    Re: Cannot right align numbers. (2003)

    This does not work, l will put document in attachment in another post.

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    Re: Cannot right align numbers. (2003)

    See attached for contents page where numbers should be aligned to the right correctly.
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    Re: Cannot right align numbers. (2003)

    See my attachment. Your page numbers appeared to be aligned to the right just by the insertion of a long line of full stops (periods). I have set a right tab at 19.5 cm, with a tab leader of dots, then deleted the line of full stops and pressed the tab key instead.

    Screen shot and more explanation to follow in next post.

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    Re: Cannot right align numbers. (2003)

    Here is a screen shot of the dialog box for the tab stops.

    It's not clear whether the contents list was generated from heading styles originally, as you only gave us the table. But you make this kind of thing easier by carefully defining the styles for your headings, and modifying the TOC styles to be just how you like them. It may be a bit of a pain to set it up, but you only have to do it once, then Word can take care of it for you.

    Do post back if we still haven't solved it for you.

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    Re: Cannot right align numbers. (2003)

    Thatís great , brilliant just what l needed, how did you do it, l tried and tried but no luck!

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    Re: Cannot right align numbers. (2003)

    I wonder whether you work with Word showing some non-printing characters, like paragraph marks and tabs? It's much easier to see what's going on if you do. (Sorry if I'm teaching my granny to suck eggs here.)

    This is what part of my version of the document looks like on my screen.

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