March 16, 2015

Word2013 TOC: Picture and Text in a Table of Content

MS Word TOC Issue

Recently one of my students asked me to fix her auto-generated table of contents (TOC) in Word. Somehow she ended up with a picture and text in there and she don’t have any clue, and it keeps coming back when they regenerate the TOC.

Let us dive deep, how we create auto-generated TOC.

The default behavior of Word is to use Heading styles to create the TOC and the Caption style to create lists of figures and tables. The paragraph, picture and text is in a Heading or Caption style applied to it.
  1. Find the picture in the body of the document.
  2. Replace the Heading or Caption style with a standard paragraph style.
  3. Regenerate the TOC/list of figures/list of tables and the picture should be gone forever!
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