Does someone know how to remove dotted line in first heading in TOC, so in other heading it would still be?


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    Tab leader gives you a drop down to select different styles of leaders, such as dots (default), dashes, or a solid line. Select (none) to turn tab leaders off.
    – DavidPostill
    May 25 at 14:23

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Modify the TOC 1 style.

That controls the formatting for all level 1 TOC lines. What you want to remove is the dot leader in the tab setting for the page numbers.

Here is information on setting tabs by Word MVP Suzanne Barnhill.

Here is an article on TOC Tricks and Tips, also by Suzanne.

  • Thanks for answer, I believe it is good, but problem is that I modified TOC 1 style so it would be without dots, but it doesn't fix my problem. Can you show some example on your own Microsoft Word document?
    – Laura_777
    May 29 at 21:24
  • You are asking me or another volunteer, to create a document with your problem and then fix it, on a holiday in the USA. You can attach a link to a sample document here. Put it on OneDrive or DropBox. Here is my article on how to do this. answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/… I added a couple of links at the bottom of the answer that may help. May 30 at 0:24

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