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    Building a table of contents but only displaying the title of the paragraph

    I've searched for this particular solution, but have yet found an answer.

    I'm looking to build a table of contents in my word document, but each numbered paragraph has a description for the paragraph.

    Example would be...

    1.1. Data Analysis. Blah Blah Blah Blah
    1.2. Data Computations. Blah Blah Blah Blah

    When I build the TOC, I get the 1.1. Data Analysis and 1.2. Data Computations, but the rest of the paragraph come with it.

    Is it possible to just get...

    1.1. Data Analysis.
    1.2. Data Computations.

    ...without the rest of the paragraphs coming into the TOC.

    I've looked at style separators and either I don't understand them or they don't work for this situation.

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    To do that, first split the heading into two paragraphs. Next, apply a non-heading Style to the paragraph that isn't to be included in the TOC. Finally, in the heading paragraph that is to be included in the TOC, press Ctrl-Alt-Enter to turn the paragraph break into a Style Separator (a kind of hidden formatting). Now, when you update the TOC, only the heading paragraph content will appear.
    Cheers,

    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

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    Thanks Paul. This is great.

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