I am using MS Word 2010. I'm trying to create a Table of Contents for all of the tables contained in the document.

I've created a custom heading style called "Table Header" which I have applied to all of the table names that I want included in the TOC. When I inserted the table of contents, I selected a "Show Levels" option of 7 and under "Options" I cleared all of the TOC Levels except for the "7" next to "Table Header".

My TOC looks fine and updates without errors. However, I did notice the following two anomalies:

1.In the seventh entry, the ellipses between the end of the title and the beginning of the page number are missing. This seventh entry has the same formatting and options selected as the rest of the TOC. It's also a short enough title that if ellipses were added they would not spill onto the next line.

2.What should be the third entry is missing. It has the same formatting style as all of the others but for some reason when the table is updated, it doesn't include this entry. I have tried reformatting both entries and recreating the TOC, but to no avail. The only hint I've been able to find is: Microsoft word 2010 Table of content formatting issue which did not work for me.

Any help, hints, or suggested places to look would be appreciated. Thanks.

UPDATE: In regards to number 2, completely deleting the line of text in question, changing the format to normal, then retyping, hilighting, and changing the format back to "Table Header" fixed the problem. Probably just a fluke.

Based on the advice in the comments, I tried attaching a screenshot of the problem. Unfortunately, I was unable to do so because apparently you must have at least a 10 reputation to post images and I am new to this site so I don't have that priveledge yet. I also am unable to attach the document itself.

  • Any chance you can attach a screenshot here of the problem, or even better, the document itself? – Adam Aug 6 '13 at 4:37
  • Further to Adam's comment, if you are wary of providing your document for all to see, you could always spend a little time going through it in order to anonymise it - by this I mean use dummy data, but do not disrupt the layout or formatting of any of it - and then submit it. – SnookerFan Aug 7 '13 at 11:44
  • I could add a screenshot... however, I don't have enough reputation to do so. Once I do, I'll be sure to put that on here. – Nicole Ouellette Aug 7 '13 at 17:56

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