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When I generate the Table of Contents in Word 2010, It copies some diagrams, illustration and text from the body. How can I correct this?

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Everything in the TOC is supposed to come from styles defined as "headings". Check to make sure you haven't accidentally included them in the headings styles. – Breakthrough Mar 3 '12 at 23:41
Okay, let's get serious here: This is Word we're talking about. 90% of the answers to this question won't apply in 6 months because their UI never stays even remotely similar to previous versions. This is how you resolve most issues in Word: Find the problem, copy and paste the entire paragraph/section to a notepad file and delete the section from word. Be sure to include at least 3 or 4 lines around the text you're trying to fix. Paste in your copied text and reformat it all together. If it doesn't work the first time, delete more lines around your text until you can beat it into submission – Brandon Mar 4 at 20:14

Make sure that the paragraphs of the diagrams, illustrations and other text have their outline level correctly set under Paragraph properties. They should be "Body Text" and not "Level X".

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Yeah, um, that box is grayed out as "Level 1" (or blank with enough lines selected). – Frank Sep 29 '14 at 17:00
If it's blank then it means it will apply that change to all selected paragraphs. If it's grayed out it might mean you have selected something other than paragraphs perhaps a table or image? Try one block of text at a time. – Adam Sep 30 '14 at 22:06
Thanks @Adam. I think blank means the selected lines have different values for that field; while grayed out means that I cannot change that field. I was seeing (i) grayed and "Level 1" and (ii) grayed and blank. In neither case was there any change to apply. You're right, case (i) was because I had an image selected. I managed to fix it by cutting each piece (text or image) and re-pasting it in the same place. Go figure. – Frank Sep 30 '14 at 22:10
@Frank, Glad to hear you got it sorted, Word can be funny sometimes. What you said and what I said it 100% correct, I think I should of made what you said clearer in my original reply though :) Let me know if you have any other problems. – Adam Sep 30 '14 at 22:21

Possibly, when drafting the document, you selected some text as part of heading and then "corrected" this selection by changing the font of the text. You can correct this error as follows.

Select the Home tab. Selecting the text appearing erroneously in your table of contents then selects a heading style over Styles. Change the style by clicking the Normal style. Rebuild your table of contents.

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