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Old 04-13-2015, 10:01 AM
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I'd like to insert some explanatory text under the headings in my Table of Contents. I've generated a TOC automatically by formatting the headings within the text as "Heading 1" "Heading 2" etc. The problem is that when I update the table-- let's say I've added a new heading or I've added pages so I want to the TOC to revise itself-- all that extra text in the TOC itself is lost. I guess the answer is to make a TOC manually, but I'd really prefer to use the automatic version. Any thoughts?

Here is an excerpt of my TOC for clarification. Text I've added to the TOC is in italics:

CHAPTER 3125
Plants, animals, fungi, algae, and humans all call this area home. How can we protect and conserve the various kinds of habitat we all need?
Introduction. 125
Infographic 1. 126
Infographic 2. 127
Areas/Zones. 129
Different zones face different issues. In this section, we describe the three major zones and how we propose to address their unique challenges.

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I would include the explanatory text in a separate heading style formatted as hidden (the style, not using direct formatting) and include that separate heading style in my TOC without a page number.

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Old 04-13-2015, 10:52 PM
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I would include the explanatory text in a separate heading style formatted as hidden …
Might even not do any harm to leave this section intro visible in the body text, perhaps? but styles are of course the way to control what shows up in the ToC.
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I agree, it does not have to be hidden in the body of the document. It may be useful there.

However, if it is hidden in the body, it is important to have the hidden attribute be a part of the style definition rather than directly applied.
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