I've got Word 2010 and when I open an older document, the navigation pane contains my table of contents, how do I remove this from the navigation pane?


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Navigate to the Home tab and the Styles group, click on the Styles pane dialog launcher (the small icon on the group name line).

At the bottom of the Styles pane there are 3 buttons, click on the middle one, Style inspector. In the Style inspector dialog, again there are 3 buttons at the bottom. Click on the first one, Reveal Formatting.

This displays the Reveal Formatting pane, which shows all of the formatting used on the style. As you click on a paragraph you will see all of the formatting. So use it to look at the TOC styles and see if anything in the style is triggering the navigation pane.

  • In my case it was a problem with my Outline Level being set to Level 1 instead of Body Text. But I do not know if this is a specific issue.
    – Rossiar
    Jun 10, 2015 at 9:39

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