Custom Levels in Word 2007 TOC Feature - DO NOT WORK!
Posted on 2010-08-31
I tried to use Word 2007 the other day to create a simple TOC based on content within a meeting minutes type file. With Word 2003 this was easy - A style would be created as desired that was a text/character format (not paragraph) so a section within the document could have the style applied and not have to be it's own line item - so to speak. The Style was then simply chosen to be TOC Level 1 (only one level needed) so that summary of certain items would appear in a concise list. All was well - and easy.
Now enter Word 2007.
What a mess it seems. I can easily create a TOC based on a Paragraph style for Heading1, 2 etc but if I change TOC 1 to another style it is simply not remembered no matter how many times I try. Word was saving in 2003 format so I changed to 2007 docx - same issue. Worse - I did some checking and found I needed to use a TOC Field called TC (I think) and embed code into the document as a sort of 'command line' to flag a section of text within a paragraph.
I cannot believe it is this convoluted for such a simple task that was easily doable in Word 2003.
Is there something silly I am missing???