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    Creating TOC (Word 2002)

    I'm sure that this is real simple and I'm just missing something. I didn't find anything searching the forum, so probably everyone else knows how to do this already.

    I have a document that is a list of songs. I created a special Style for the title of each song, SongTitle, figuring that when I create my Table of Contents, I just tell it to use that style, like I was able to do in Word97. When I tried to create the TOC, this style wasn't listed, I only had Heading 1 - 9 and Normal to pick from. How do I create the TOC using my custom style? Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Creating TOC (Word 2002)

    I don't have 2002, but in word 2000, you can say that you you want your custom style treated as a heading at a level you want.
    When you open the Insert TOC dialog, click Options, and you will see a list of all your styles.
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    Re: Creating TOC (Word 2002)

    John Hutchison's reply is valid for Word 2002 too.

    It's the same in Word 2002.

    Select Insert/Reference/Index and TOC
    Activate the TOC tab
    Click Options...
    Find the SongTitle style in the list.
    Assign a level (1 ... 9)

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    Re: Creating TOC (Word 2002)

    To John & Hans,

    Thank you for your reply. That's the way that I think it should work but my heading isn't showing up in the list. Is there a way that I designate a style as a heading? I thought in the old version that they were interchangeable. Maybe I'm missing something.

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    Re: Creating TOC (Word 2002)

    Strange - I created two new styles in a test document and they immediately turned up in the Insert/Index and TOC, Options... dialog. I didn't set anything for these styles. See screen shot, unfortunately in Dutch.
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    Re: Creating TOC (Word 2002)

    Like Hans, I didn't do anything special.
    As soon as I had created a songtitle style, it was listed in the style list available once I clicked Options..

    Can you post a copy of the document - or part of it?
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    Re: Creating TOC (Word 2002)

    Hi Don:
    Make sure that:
    1. You created a paragraph style & not character style.
    2a. That the paragraph style is not set to body text level. i.e. right click & choose paragraph.... Then make sure that on the Indents & Spacing tab, under Outline level, that it's not set to body text. If it's set to body text style, then it won't show up in the Print Preview box of Index & Tables.

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    2b. That you click the Options button & scroll through the list of all your styles. When you find it, put a number next to it under TOC level.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Creating TOC (Word 2002)

    Thanks to everybody for their help. I'm beginning to suspect that there may be a problem with my copy of Word. I tried creating a TOC on a different machine this morning and everything worked fine. I have suspected that there may be a printer driver problem and am trying to get an IS person in to fix that. I feel bad about putting everybody through this. Thanks again for the help.

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