Word 2007 TOC Not saving settings...

Hi there,
When I use Word 2007 TOC, and I want to edit an existing TOC layout, etc. It 
wont remember my settings.

I go to
References
Table of Contents
Insert Table of Contents
  Then I make my chnages here, such as changing the levels of the various 
styles and how they show up
Then I select OK, the TOC is created..

I then decide I don't like the changes I made, or I need to include another 
style
So I go to
References
Table of Contents
Insert Table of Contents
  The changes I made are no where to be seen.  I have to start over from 
scratch.

What am I doing wrong, please?

Thanks! 

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AsiaSource
3/30/2010 9:33:00 AM
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This is a failing in all versions of Word. You either have to start from 
scratch or edit the TOC field code directly (see 
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/TOCSwitches.htm).

-- 
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"AsiaSource" <asiasource@asia.com> wrote in message 
news:%23wtj$v%23zKHA.2552@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> Hi there,
> When I use Word 2007 TOC, and I want to edit an existing TOC layout, etc. 
> It wont remember my settings.
>
> I go to
> References
> Table of Contents
> Insert Table of Contents
>  Then I make my chnages here, such as changing the levels of the various 
> styles and how they show up
> Then I select OK, the TOC is created..
>
> I then decide I don't like the changes I made, or I need to include 
> another style
> So I go to
> References
> Table of Contents
> Insert Table of Contents
>  The changes I made are no where to be seen.  I have to start over from 
> scratch.
>
> What am I doing wrong, please?
>
> Thanks!
> 

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Suzanne
3/30/2010 1:16:21 PM
Wow, that is a complete pain...  Thanks for the info...

Does MS have any plans to fix that?

So has this been a bug since word xp? (All versions of word???)

You'd think this would be a high priority.



"Suzanne S. Barnhill" <sbarnhill@mvps.org> wrote in message 
news:e$ahXtA0KHA.3412@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> This is a failing in all versions of Word. You either have to start from 
> scratch or edit the TOC field code directly (see 
> http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/TOCSwitches.htm).
>
> -- 
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
> http://word.mvps.org
>
> "AsiaSource" <asiasource@asia.com> wrote in message 
> news:%23wtj$v%23zKHA.2552@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> Hi there,
>> When I use Word 2007 TOC, and I want to edit an existing TOC layout, etc. 
>> It wont remember my settings.
>>
>> I go to
>> References
>> Table of Contents
>> Insert Table of Contents
>>  Then I make my chnages here, such as changing the levels of the various 
>> styles and how they show up
>> Then I select OK, the TOC is created..
>>
>> I then decide I don't like the changes I made, or I need to include 
>> another style
>> So I go to
>> References
>> Table of Contents
>> Insert Table of Contents
>>  The changes I made are no where to be seen.  I have to start over from 
>> scratch.
>>
>> What am I doing wrong, please?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
> 
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AsiaSource
3/31/2010 3:30:02 AM
There is no Word XP, only Word 2002 in Office XP, but if you believe that is
the beginning of Word, you must be very young. I have been using Word since
Word for Windows 2.0 (1992), and it was old then. Of course, in that
version, you still had to use TC fields and Insert | Field to generate a
TOC. It is very worthwhile to learn how to edit a TOC field, as there are 
some options that are not available from the TOC dialog at all.

-- 
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"AsiaSource" <asiasource@asia.com> wrote in message
news:OPBe2JI0KHA.4876@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> Wow, that is a complete pain...  Thanks for the info...
>
> Does MS have any plans to fix that?
>
> So has this been a bug since word xp? (All versions of word???)
>
> You'd think this would be a high priority.
>
>
>
> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" <sbarnhill@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:e$ahXtA0KHA.3412@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>> This is a failing in all versions of Word. You either have to start from
>> scratch or edit the TOC field code directly (see
>> http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/TOCSwitches.htm).
>>
>> -- 
>> Suzanne S. Barnhill
>> Microsoft MVP (Word)
>> Words into Type
>> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>> http://word.mvps.org
>>
>> "AsiaSource" <asiasource@asia.com> wrote in message
>> news:%23wtj$v%23zKHA.2552@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>> Hi there,
>>> When I use Word 2007 TOC, and I want to edit an existing TOC layout,
>>> etc. It wont remember my settings.
>>>
>>> I go to
>>> References
>>> Table of Contents
>>> Insert Table of Contents
>>>  Then I make my chnages here, such as changing the levels of the various
>>> styles and how they show up
>>> Then I select OK, the TOC is created..
>>>
>>> I then decide I don't like the changes I made, or I need to include
>>> another style
>>> So I go to
>>> References
>>> Table of Contents
>>> Insert Table of Contents
>>>  The changes I made are no where to be seen.  I have to start over from
>>> scratch.
>>>
>>> What am I doing wrong, please?
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>
>

0
Suzanne
3/31/2010 12:07:08 PM
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