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    RD Fields in TOC (Word/2007)

    Ok I know that I need to use RD fields for my table of contents that is made up of many different documents. I have NO idea how to do this. I'm very new at all of this and have never used any sort of field before. Can anyone help me with this? I need it to be explaned very simply and very exact so I can understand it. Thank you so much.

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    Re: RD Fields in TOC (Word/2007)

    Before you start, determine the order in which you want to list the documents in the table of contents.
    If necessary, adjust the page numbering in the documents. The RD/TOC fields will not do this for you - the TOC will use the numbering exactly as it is in the individual documents.

    Next, create or open the document that will contain the table of contents.

    Press Ctrl+F9 to insert field braces { } (Note: you should not type the braces yourself, that will not work).
    The insertion point will be inside the braces.
    Type RD followed by a space.
    Now type the name of the document that should be listed first in the TOC. If the document is not in the same folder as the TOC document, specify the path and filename, using double backslashes instead of single ones. If the path and or filename contains spaces or punctuation, enclose the path/filename in double quotes.
    You should now have something like
    <code>
    { RD Apples.doc }
    </code>
    or
    <code>
    { RD "C:My DocsApples.doc" }
    </code>
    Press F9 to update the field. The RD field will be formatted as hidden text. If you display hidden text in Word, you'll still see the field, with a dotted underline indicating that it is hidden text. If you don't display hidden text, the field wpll disappear from view.
    If necessary, click after the RD field.

    Repeat for the other documents that you want to include in the TOC, in the desired order.

    Finally, insert the TOC the usual way. It will automatically read the documents listed in the RD fields and build the TOC from them.

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