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Old 03-14-2011, 11:02 AM
Caroline Caroline is offline Windows XP Office 2007
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Default TOC Formatting Issue

I have a typical TOC that references the heading styles in a document, with styles defined for each TOC level (TOC 1, TOC 2, etc.). The headings are numbered, so they are linked, in turn, to a multilevel list.

The heading styles in the body of the document are bold, and alternating heading levels are bold/italic. Obviously I want the format of the associated heading *numbers* to match the format of each heading level in the body.

However, the TOC styles are NOT bold; they don't match the heading styles at all (although they do mirror the italic in alternating heading levels).

The problem is that the heading numbers in the body of the document *don't* consistently match the styles of the heading level they're linked to. So my Heading 2, for instance, is 14pt bold italic, but the number associated with it defaults to 14pt italic -- it doesn't seem to pick up the bold, even though it's linked to the Heading 2 style.

So I set the number style format for level 2 to bold/italic in the Multilevel list dialog. This fixed the number style in the body of the document...but then the section numbers in the *TOC items* for that level switch to bold automatically as well, which is most definitely not what I want.

Is there some setting or sequence that I'm missing? Thanks!
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:59 PM
Ulodesk Ulodesk is offline Windows 7 32bit Office 2007
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Default TOC formats

Hello, again, Caroline. Perhaps you have already done this, but it seems to me that you need to set your TOC level formatting in the TOC dialogue, which is opened when you select Insert Table of contents rather than just choosing one of the built-in Word ones offered. In the dialogue, go to Modify, where you'll see all the TOC levels. Starting with 1, modify the font formatting as desired, being sure to base it on No Style. Do the same with each of the following levels, choosing No style each time. I think this will solve your issue.

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