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    TOC tab (Word 2000/2003)

    Hi there
    The attached document has a TOC that draws on the styles Alpha, H1-H9.
    TOC level level 4 (using style H3) has a tab setting at 4.8 that should not be there and is causing a problem.
    I have deleted it from all the styles, then recalculate the TOC and . . . there it is back again.
    The page leader dots are affected by it.
    I have attached the document so that you can see what I mean.
    Any ideas???
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    Re: TOC tab (Word 2000/2003)

    The problem gets corrected if I click in the TOC, press F9 and select the option to update the entire table.

    Note: I am using Word 2002 SP3.
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    Re: TOC tab (Word 2000/2003)

    I have been doing that as well, but the problem does not get corrected.
    The document I sent was one I had been editing - even so far as to change the TOC styles and tabs.
    As soon as I press F9 and update the TOC, the tab re-appears.

    What I have now observed it that when you check the TOC style (Format > Style> Modify) and then check the tab settings, the 4.8 does not appear there. However, if you check the tab settings directly (Format > Tabs), the tab setting of 4.8 appears there!

    Correcting the problem might very well be on your version of Word, but definitely not on mine.

    Any other ideas?

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    Re: TOC tab (Word 2000/2003)

    What happens if you open the template on which the document is based (probably Normal.dot), and modify the TOC4 style? Is the tab defined there? If so, remove it from the style definition, then save Normal.dot.

    Note: in Word 2002, I have to select Custom in the Show popup list in the Styles and Formatting task pane to see the TOC4 style.

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    Re: TOC tab (Word 2000/2003)

    I checked the Normal.dot template as well as the template the document is based on. Both do not have the 4.8 tab in the style, however in the tab setting when you go directly to Format > Tab (in Word 2000) the tab setting of 4.8 is there.
    When I remove it, it only removes it until I recalculate the TOB - then back it comes.
    I will just manually modify it for now.
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    Re: TOC tab (Word 2000/2003)

    You might have a look at Whenever I update my Table of Contents it acquires unwanted tabs on the Word MVP site.

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    Re: TOC tab (Word 2000/2003)

    Hi Lynden:
    I have Word 2000 & when I update your TOC, it doesn't add any tabs. When I check any of the styles under Format/Style/pick a style/Modify/Format/Tabs..., there isn't any tab at 4.8. The same is true under Format/Tabs. I'm not sure what could be adding direct formatting to your TOC.

    In the document that you've attached, does the problem occur when you try it?
    Do you have Tools/Templates & Add-ins.../Automatically update document styles checked? (A long shot, as it's not checked in the document that you attached)?
    Have you modified your F9 (update fields) command (possibly with an add-in)?

    Try starting Word with the /a switch (described more fully in <post#=197827>post 197827</post#>) & see if it still adds a tab. If so, perhaps the steps there will help? If not, then <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

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    Re: TOC tab (Word 2000/2003)

    Thanks Phil, will work through the options according to the post.
    I tried opening the document on another machine and it gives me the error there as well.
    Please check on your copy if the TOC that referes to H3 style has the dots all the way until the tab at 16cm?
    I rest my case after this!!!
    Thanks for all your help
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    Re: TOC tab (Word 2000/2003)

    Hi Lynden:
    I don't know what I saw before, but it now puts in a tab at 1.89" (which is 4.8cm). It's a Jason Tab, so named after the character because it keeps coming back after you kill it. I think your best bet is to read the MVP site that Hans referred you to. The macro on that site will cure the problem.

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    Re: TOC tab (Word 2000/2003)

    Thanks Phil.
    I printed out the document Hans refered me to and will work on it the weekend.
    Thanks for all your input.
    Kind regards

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    Re: TOC tab (Word 2000/2003)

    Thanks Hans and Phil
    I made time to insert and run the macro and it worked.
    My sincerest appreciation for your assistance.
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