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    TOC formating will not 'stick' (Word 2000 9.0.3821 SR-1)

    When I update the TOC field, all the level 1 entries except the first have a different font formatting than indicated by the TOC 1 style. When I examine the errant entries, the text is wrong but the paragraph mark is correct. When I re-apply the TOC style, the formatting returns to the correct settings until the next update.

    I would assume that this has been previously addressed, but with the search function disabled...

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    Re: TOC formating will not 'stick' (Word 2000 9.0.3821 SR-1)

    I'm assuming that you manually marked the TOC entries? If so, ensure that each entry has/does not have the formatting you want for Level 1 of your TOC. The safest bet is to have no formatting in the entry itself and if you notice in your TOC, the first level has a Style attached to it, TOC 1... update this style with your desired formatting (font/paragraph)... hope this helped... trish

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    Re: TOC formating will not 'stick' (Word 2000 9.0.3821 SR-1)

    A TOC will not only reflect the formatting of the TOC1, etc. styles, but will usually pick up direct formatting that is applied to the headings (or other styles that you use for entries). It will also pick up highlighting. I say usually, because it's been my experience that if you use the h switch, there are certain types of direct formatting that it ignores.

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    Re: TOC formating will not 'stick' (Word 2000 9.0.3821 SR-1)

    Thanks. Either the h did not work or I am not using it properly. Apparently TOC was picking up manual formatting in the headers themselves and when I re-applied the formatting to all level 1 headers, the problem went away.

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    Re: TOC formating will not 'stick' (Word 2000 9.0.3821 SR-1)

    <hr>Either the h did not work or I am not using it properly.<hr>
    Probably neither. The h switch (which makes the entries, as well as page numbers, a hyperlink) only prevents certain direct formatting from being brought across. I don't know all it's rules, but for me, if I were to underline a heading or if I made the font a different color, using the h switch prevents those from being picked up in the TOC. Why, I don't know. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: TOC formating will not 'stick' (Word 2000 9.0.3821 SR-1)

    I have always assumed this is something to do with the fact that the Hyperlink Character style only has Underline and Color blue as attributes.

    StuartR

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    Re: TOC formating will not 'stick' (Word 2000 9.0.3821 SR-1)

    Hmmm. Maybe that's true...I redefined my Hyperlink still to NOT have an underline.

    Ah, ha! I just tested it with & without the h switch & then unlinking both TOCs. I added & removed underline & italic to the style. Your're absolutely correct!! <img src=/S/bravo.gif border=0 alt=bravo width=16 height=30> The h switch does more than make the entries a hyperlink. It also applies the hyperlink style. Therefore, if you apply direct formatting to a Heading, & that formatting is defined in the hyperlink style, then using the h switch prevents the formatting from showing up in the TOC.

    It's strange, though. No matter how I define the hyperlink style, the only two direct formatting attributes that will never show up in the TOC are color & underline. I guess Word internally strips those out when you use the h switch, even if you change the hyperlink style to not include one of those properties.

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