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    Text in Quotes doesn't appear in TOC (XP)

    We are manually marking a TOC in Word. At the end of a heading is a phrase in quotes (XYZ Has Received "Legal Approval." The phrase "Legal Approval" will NOT generate automatically (unless we take the quotes out completely. We've tried switching smart quotes to straight quotes, but can't get the text to generate. Any ideas?

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    Re: Text in Quotes doesn't appear in TOC (XP)

    Try using single quotes in the text. The double quotes are used to mark the beginning and end of TOC entry.

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    Re: Text in Quotes doesn't appear in TOC (XP)

    Single quotes work fine, but it's not what we want. Is it normal that double quotes don't work in TOCs?
    Thanks for replying.

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    Re: Text in Quotes doesn't appear in TOC (XP)

    You are individually marking entries? Try this. Use Alt+F9 to toggle the display of TC fields and put a (backslash) before the " marks that you want Word to interpret "literally" (as text) rather than as special characters.

    Added: I discovered this by pasting <code>This is a "heading"</code> into the Insert>Field... dialog for a TC. I only tested with "smart quotes" but in principle it should be the same for "straight quotes."

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    Re: Text in Quotes doesn't appear in TOC (XP)

    BINGO! Thanks -- that's a great tip. As always Woody's lounge pulls through.

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    Re: Text in Quotes doesn't appear in TOC (XP)

    I see Jefferson has already given you a solution, but I thought I'd mention another way also. You can use two single quotes, which will appear as a double quotes.
    Cheers,

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