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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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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
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Question by:MonteDelMar
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by:jmdion
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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
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by:MonteDelMar
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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?
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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
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by:MonteDelMar
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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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