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Learn to create an advanced level TOC using “Mark Entry”.
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Mark Entry for Table of Contents
Learn to create an advanced level Table of Contents (TOC) using “Mark Entry”
When to use
When a document’s text style and TOC has to stay in normal font format, instead of Heading Style format, use the “Mark Entry” feature to help the TOC to find the headings. This is an advanced feature and generally used in legal offices where fancy formats are not acceptable.
- Establish the text of the document. (Get as much typing and pictures in place as possible.)
- Mark the TOC Entries within the entire document (Alt+Shift+O)
Ex: Select script to use as Heading, press Alt+Shift+O, choose the outline Level 1, 2, or 3, click Mark
- Be aware of the formatting in the TOC marks. If it’s bold in there, it will be bold on the TOC.
Go through and un-bold the words in the codes if you don’t want any bold in your TOC.
- When done, Close the mark entry box.
- Go to the top of the Document (Ctrl+Home), place the insertion point where you want the TOC to appear.
- Click the REFERENCES ribbon,
Click Table of Contents
Custom Table of Contents
- Un-Check “Styles” and check “Table Entry Fields”
- Click OK, OK
- At this point, if you move a section, you must update the fields
Update Fields (F9),
or Right click, Update fields, Entire Table
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