What is Gray Background on TOC entries?

Posted on 2007-10-18
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Does someone know why each line of my Word 2002  Table of Contents has a gray background?  It doesnt matter if its a TOC1, TOC2, or TOC3 level entry, they all have this annoying gray background.  Theres nothing in the TOC formatting that puts it there, that I can see.  Borders and Shading shows No Fill.  And if I clear the formatting, the gray background is still there.  And the gray background  doesnt print.

Thanks for any input.

Question by:steva
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    Expert Comment

    The gray background shows that these entries are fields and can be updated.

    Author Comment

    Could you explain a bit more?

    What kind of fields?

    How can I update them?

    How can I make a TOC with entries that are NOT fields?
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    Author Comment

    I didn't learn much from the reference you gave, but knowing they were "fields" I was able to go into a Word book and see that you can turn off field shading with Tools>Options>View and under the drop down list for Field shading , select Never.

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