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Word 2010 TC field does not suppress page number in table of contents

Posted on 2011-04-20
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi Experts
I am trying to create a TOC in a Word 2010 document using a mixture of heading styles and marked entries (ie using TC fields).  I cannot seem to successfully suppress page numbering being displayed in the table of contents for the TC fields.  I can do this in 2003 and 2007 but just not in 2010.  I have also tried creating the document in 2007 (page numbers successfully suppressed) and then updating the TOC in 2010 (where they re-appear).  

This leads me to think it is a bug but please can someone tell me if I am missing something?  If it is a bug, is there a work-around that does not involve manually editing the TOC each time it is updated?

I attach a sample document.

Many thanks for any help. Test-TC-Field.docx
Question by:MonteDelMar
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Expert Comment

ID: 35431910
The \n switch goes in the TOC field.  You can omit page numbers only on a per-level basis, not per-entry.

This page explains how to omit page numbers on some levels: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/TOCSwitches.htm

Author Comment

ID: 35431974
Thank you very much for your response.

In versions of Word prior to 2010, I am pretty sure that I could specify whether or not I wanted TC entries to include a page number on a per entry rather than per level basis.  That meant that I did not have to apply the rule to every entry in a particular level.  For example, I might want the entry in the main document to display page numbers but not do so in an appendix.  Is that no longer possible?

Accepted Solution

jmdion earned 1000 total points
ID: 35432109
You are absolutely right about the \n switch in the TC field.  

I have found this thread about the bug and some workarounds: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2010-word/tc-field-codes-are-not-suppressing-page-numbers-in/6dd039ec-f559-4ff8-93b7-4db6f9950276

Author Closing Comment

ID: 35432534
Thank you very much for both links.  Good to know there are workarounds and that I am not missing something obvious.

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