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    Unifying heading styles (Word '03 SP2)

    I have generated a TOC and now see that the styles are differing (along with their indents) for many of the outline headings of my tech document. Is there a way to 'tell' my document that I want ALL headings to be such and such style and such and such indent, OR, must I do this manually, heading by heading??
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    Re: Unifying heading styles (Word '03 SP2)

    Try the following:
    - Click in a heading paragraph.
    - Press Ctrl+Q to remove manual paragraph formatting, i.e. reset to the definition of the style.
    - Press Ctrl+G or select Edit | Go To...
    - Select Heading in the list of available options and press Enter or click Next, then close the GoTo dialog.
    - Now repeat the following steps until you have reached the end of the document.
    - Press Ctrl+Q to reset direct paragraph formatting.
    - Press Ctrl+Page Down to go to the next heading.

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    Re: Unifying heading styles (Word '03 SP2)

    Question: I understood that the TOC building is done by copying the headings (along with their styles and formatting specifications) into the TOC. But, I do know that there are options within the TOC box to choose different formats.
    But, I understood that if I chose "template, which I recall is my default' (instead of e.g. a choice like 'classic') the TOC build would result in my having a TOC that mirrors the styles and formatting I'd used/applied when writing the outline headings.

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    Re: Unifying heading styles (Word '03 SP2)

    The TOC uses its own styles (TOC1 through TOC9). They are not copies of the Heading styles. From Template means that the TOC styles as defined in the document template will be used.

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    Re: Unifying heading styles (Word '03 SP2)

    Well, seems the guy here who's suppose to be the WORD guru is misinformed .
    In your experience Hans, do you have a preferred TOC style that you've grown to prefer/use for technical documents?
    Appreciate your insights : )

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    Re: Unifying heading styles (Word '03 SP2)

    I always use "From Template", and modify the TOC styles if I want to. I don't like the other styles provided, but that is obviously a matter of personal taste. They may be just the thing for someone else.

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    Re: Unifying heading styles (Word '03 SP2)

    ALL of my TOC problems disappeared when I selected 'classic' in the TOC box!!!! : )

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    Re: Unifying heading styles (Word '03 SP2)

    Apparently, the TOC styles had become messed up. By selecting a different style, you started from scratch.

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    Re: Unifying heading styles (Word '03 SP2)

    When you say, "messed up" what I am becoming aware of is that WORD is quite FRAGILE and quite a number of things can cause it to get confused/mess up....
    I guess only over time I'll learn the things I do that cause it to be ######edoff and avoid them and retain my sanity, though I could be a dreamer...

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    Re: Unifying heading styles (Word '03 SP2)

    Word can be fragile, and temperamental. But on the other hand, I have worked with quite large documents with lots of tables and pictures without problems.

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    Re: Unifying heading styles (Word '03 SP2)

    NOW, when I've saved the document with my pretty TOC all lined up indentwise proper, close it, and then go back, the corresponding page numbering for each TOC line entry is changed to page 3 and the Proper page designations that WERE all correct when I built this last TOC have gone away. Help?!! please.

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    Re: Unifying heading styles (Word '03 SP2)

    Forgot that, when I'm saving to SharePoint, which I am, it takes about 5 minutes for refresh/new version to appear/update. Forget last inquiry please.

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