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    Generating TOC from TC Entry field in a footnote (XP SP-1)

    Is there a full moon or what? <img src=/S/yikes.gif border=0 alt=yikes width=15 height=15>

    We need to include citations contained in footnotes, in a Table of Contents. (Yes, TOC not TOA.) (This brief also includes a TOA .)

    We've found we cannot mark the entry if it is in a footnote (we'd select the text and then press Alt + Shift + O). I instead inserted the TC field code through Insert, Field, and chose appropriate options (TC Entry in doc with multiple tables), typed text into Text Entry . I can see the TC field ... but Word doesn't seem to see it.

    I use Insert, Reference, Index and Tables, Table of Contents, Options, turn on Table entry fields, turn off Styles and Outline Levels. Result: Error no Table of Contents Entries Found. Bleah.

    I've searched MS Knowledge Base, this site, MVP site, haven't turned anything up yet.

    Luckily the brief in question was short and the secretary could type the TOC reference into the TOC manually. But I know there are some gigantic briefs coming up and I'd like to be prepared.

    Ideas? <img src=/S/crossfingers.gif border=0 alt=crossfingers width=17 height=16>

    Thankee,

    Anne

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    Re: Generating TOC from TC Entry field in a footnote (XP SP-1)

    A while back there was an interesting thread on how to do tables complying with certain local rules in, I believe, Illinois, that combined authorities into a TOC, I think. You might see if you can find that here on the Word board or on VBA, as it might have a solution that could be made to fit your needs.

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    Re: Generating TOC from TC Entry field in a footnote (XP SP-1)

    Thanks, I found the thread to which you were referring. Glad to read other firms struggle with this stuff, too! But so far have found no solutions for including table entry fields within footnotes in a TOC. Since I'm Help Desk, Instructor, New Employee Trainer, and Documentation, I don't have time to take this further. (Whine whine yes I'm wingeing.) But if and when I come up with a solution I'll remember to share it.

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    Anne

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    Re: Generating TOC from TC Entry field in a footnote (XP SP-1)

    Do, please advise if you find a method.

    I have tried a number of times using many different variations of field codes, even trying to address a bookmark within a footnote from a TC code in the document body. I don't think it is possible without a macro. However, if this is some consolation, what you are attempting to do is almost never requested by the attorneys. It is highly unusual to want a TOC entry for footnote contents. Why would they want this in the TOC in addition to the TOA? It isn't necessary and it isn't required by any court with which I am familiar.

    I'd talk the attorney(s) out of it...

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    Re: Generating TOC from TC Entry field in a footnote (XP SP-1)

    You don't say whether you wanted the footnote at the end of the table of contents or to appear as it would in the document text. I selected the footnote number in the document, not in the footnote area, and pasted the contents of the footnote into it and that generated the footnote in chronological order in the TOC. To get the footnote to appear as the last entry of the TOC I marked it as if doing an Index and pasted the contents into the "main entry" dialog box. I had to generate the index after generating the TOC.

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