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Old 08-19-2019, 01:32 AM
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Hi everyone. I have Word 2010 and Windows 7.
I am writing a long piece using heading 1 for chapter titles and heading 2 for headings in the body of the text.


These latter headings are numbered; thus, 7.2 indicates chapter 7, second heading.
I need to remove a heading 2, to which end I highlight it, delete it and click on "update table of contents".
But in the table the heading has gone but the heading number sequence has not been changed. For chapter 7 it reads 7.1, then 7.3 and so on. so that it is out of sequence. How can I fix it?
Thanks very much.

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There is a paragraph in Heading 2 style. It may be blank, but it is there.
If you display the Navigation Pane (View Tab) you can click on the blank heading and then delete that paragraph.
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Old 08-20-2019, 11:04 AM
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Hi Charles Kenyon. Thanks for your reply. I did as you suggested and it worked. Many thanks. Cheers, Laurence
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