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Old 03-04-2010, 10:00 AM
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In Word 2007, when I create a ToC and, in the Table of Contents dialog box, I leave Formats: as From Template (the default), sometimes the check box for Right Align Page Numbers greys out and won't let me check it. Of course, when I can't select it, Word chooses to put the page numbers directly after the ToC text. Does anyone know how to reactivate the check box without leaving the 'From Template' format (because this allows me to make formatting changes to my ToC once it is inserted in the document).?

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How do you insert your Table of Content?

If you go to "Insert Table of Content" instead of using the Automatic table, make sure you click "SHOW PAGE NUMBERS".

Let me know if that worked.
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I am having the same problem as MerRob54 (see above). I try to insert a ToC using the "from template" option and the "Right align page numbers" option is grayed out and there doesn't appear to be any way to re-enable it. If I choose one of the formats other than "from template", then the button re-enables, but it will not work if I try to use "from template". Does ANYBODY have a solution to this problem?
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What template are you using?
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Yep... Did this issue ever get resolved? I have used the ToC option in the past and right-aligning the page numbers was always the default option, but all of the sudden today I am having the same problem with right-align being grayed out. If I'm doing anything different, I'm not aware of it.
Yes, I'm using "insert table of contents" rather than one of the automatic inserts. Yes, I'm using "from template". I am creating a custom template because I don't like any of the built-in ones. I created new custom styles for my headers in the document. Yes, "show page numbers" is checked, but when I create the table, the page numbers are stuck right in front of the chapter titles instead of being right-justified. It's functional, I guess, but I'm trying to make this document professional, not silly looking.
Funny how this is the only relevant thread I turned up when I looked in Google. I wonder if this is one of those built-in flukes where one day, your perfectly-good-but-not-new version of Office just suddenly starts doing something weird for no reason, and if you call the help line, the friendly lady on the other end says "Oh yeah, sometimes that happens. They have mistakes built into them and when you run into one of those they just stop working and you just have to buy a new version of Office. It's totally our mistake but you're supposed to want to buy a new version anyway." That's what happened to me with Excel a few years ago, and I guess I forgot to be mad about it. SIGH.
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I guess that means there are no solutions to this problem? I also thought about a workaround where I copy-and-paste a table of contents I made in an earlier document (when ToC was working correctly) and, assuming my headers are the same, it updates itself to work for my new document. But I can't seem to do this either. Is this possible?
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Yep... Did this issue ever get resolved? I have used the ToC option in the past and right-aligning the page numbers was always the default option, but all of the sudden today I am having the same problem with right-align being grayed out. If I'm doing anything different, I'm not aware of it.
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I am creating a custom template because I don't like any of the built-in ones. I created new custom styles for my headers in the document. Yes, "show page numbers" is checked, but when I create the table, the page numbers are stuck right in front of the chapter titles instead of being right-justified. It's functional, I guess, but I'm trying to make this document professional, not silly looking.
As you'll see from the previous discussion, there was no response to the question about what template was being used. Since your's is a custom template, are you sure it is configured for left-to-right text? Assuming it is, you can right-align the page #s by adding the appropriate tab-stops to the ToC entries. Since the ToC Styles are normally configured to automatically update, applying the tab-stop to a given ToC level should update all entries for that level.
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