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Table of contents not bold

Greetings Experts,
I have a document in Word 2003, creating a table of contents.  I have assigned headings 1 and 2 in my document.  Both are bold in my document.  Heading 1 is bold in the table of contents but the heading 2 is not bold. I appreciate any help.  Thanks
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You need to change the style definition for the TOC 2 style. You can do this as you create the ToC, but you can also do it after the fact. Select a level 2 ToC line and bring up the Task Pane (Ctrl-F1) and choose the Styles and formatting panel. This lists the styles in your document, and should show TOC 2. (If it doesn't, you may need to set the Show pull-down at the bottom to "All styles" to see it.)

When you hover over the TOC 2 name in the list, a pull-down on the right lets you select "Modify" which brings up the Modify Style dialog. Make whatever changes you want in this dialog (the Format button bottom left gives you access to all possible format options). Turn off the "Automatically Update" checkbox and, optionally, turn on the "Add to template" button and click OK. This redefines the style and you should see the changes reflected in your ToC.

The "Add to template" option will write the changes to the underlying template -- typically Normal.dot -- so the format changes will be saved for subsequent documents based on the template.
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Am I selecting a level 2 ToC in the actual table of contents or am I selecting the Heading 2?  I have tried to do your instructions....I don't have any TOC in the all styles list.  When I have available formatting in the Syles and Formatting pane, I have 2 ToC's showing.  Both for TOC 1 that shouldn't be there.  I have deleted and recreated the Table of Contents.  I'm confused????
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Thanks JOrzech.  I can now edit the ToC styles.  In doing what you suggest though, I lose my hyperlinks.  Ideas?
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Do as Eric suggests - or just put the /h back in.... easy enough
JOrzech-I tested putting the \h back in and I didn't get the hyperlinks back.
Eric, I did as you suggested.  I was able to see the ToC's that was great. I can now bold ToC 2.
I have a second piece to this question.  Should award points for this question and open another one or may I ask the question your answer created?

Thanks!
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JOrzech-I tested putting the \h back in and I didn't get the hyperlinks back.

1.  It needs to be "/" (forward slash h)
2.  Select the field and press F9 to update.


Just so there's no loose ends on this question.

JOrzech,

I knew you typed /h but when I went to do your instructions...mine was a \h.  That is why I replaced with what was already there.   I just now repeated your steps and tried putting in a /h.  I did not get the hyperlinks. This is what my one line field code looks like: { TOC \o "1-3" \h \z \u }  Thanks for response, I appreciate it very much.

My apologies - I'm the one confused.....and I've never had that happen -- that the field doesn't relink itself.  Once you put back the hyperlink code and update the field, it has always turned back to hyperlinks for me.....
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Ok, thanks, I will ask and if you think I need to repost, I will do so.

Is ther a way in modifying the ToC 2 so that just the numbers are bold?  I made all the numbers in the document bold but didn't make any difference in the Table of Contents.

Sue
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Eric and Joanne, you both are fantastic.  Thank you so much. I now have more understanding of Table of Contents and with your help I have a ToC that fits my needs.
Great!  Glad to have been of some assistance :)  Thank you.

Joanne
Glad to help Sue. Word is like a big onion: there are many layers, and when one layer is peeled off, there isn't much of a hint of the layer still below.

I have always had a major beef with how Word is "taught" in that the really useful stuff (styles, field codes, bookmarks, etc.) is ignored -- or at best just glossed over -- in the early classes, and relegated to "advanced" classes. When I can start people off with a clear overview of how these things work, I find it much easier to demonstrate how the basic skills fit into place.

Tables of Contents are a common requirement, but few people actually make more than the most basic use of the feature. You may feel like you've had to struggle here, but believe me, you already have a much clearer understanding of the topic than the vast majority of Word users!

I'll get down off my soapbox now... ;-)