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I have a very extensive Operations and Maintenance Manual I have been working on over the course of several years.

Once more I am going through for the umpteenth time doing updates and refreshing content.

I am now at the daily, weekly, monthly section of the tasks required and would like to make the tables a bit simpler to follow.

The table formats are:

Item Associated Task
Item 2 Associated Task 2

I have a table for each task group being daily, weekly, monthly and so on. So far so good.

On the following pages I have detailed task descriptions with headings in the format:

1.2.1 Associated Task
1.2.2 Associated task 2

What is happening in the real world is as I move down the associated task list I may have a task named Clean Floor and when I come to make the heading I am perhaps calling it Clean and Polish floor. This annoys me as it is not perfect.

Putting aside my petty annoyances, I would ideally like to change my daily, weekly, monthly etc tables to look something like:

Item 1.2.1 Associated Task pg 123


Item 1.2.2 Associated Task pg 125

I think this would be fantastic and much more user friendly. But I cant see how to approach this. Is it a table of contents with an extra column and if so how do you add the additional column or is it a table with a column added which is a table of contents? Or something else?
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To ensure consistency, your lower-level headings could include a cross-reference to the corresponding higher-level heading's text.

As for the Table of Contents, what you get there depends entirely on what is in the corresponding headings.
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To ensure consistency, your lower-level headings could include a cross-reference to the corresponding higher-level heading's text.

As for the Table of Contents, what you get there depends entirely on what is in the corresponding headings.
I suspect this answer assumes a level of knowledge I dont possess. Either that or I am having a bad hair day...again.
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If you have a heading formatted with, say, the 'Heading 1' Style, and another heading formatted with, say, the 'Heading 2' Style, you can insert a cross-reference to the 'Heading 1' heading so that it's text appears in the 'Heading 2' heading also. Doing this is as simple as using Insert|Cross-Reference>Heading.
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Thanks very much this is exactly right. A little tedious, but then this manual is over 300 pages...how they grow.

Thanks again.
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