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Word 2010 Table of Contents is corrupt

Posted on 2016-11-14
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Word 2010
Windows 7 Pro

I have created numerous documents over the years.  Each has a TOC (image from PDF file TOC as previously displayed).  I tried opening several today and in each case the list of contents did not display.  Instead a single line that looks like a path to the TOC  displayed (imageTOC gibberish).  I tried repairing Word, but that did not help.

Ideas please
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by:Paul Sauvé
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shift+9 will toggle on/off field codes ;-)
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by:Lindahq
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Thanks, but that did not resolve the issue.
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I figured it out.  Somehow, in Advanced options, the "Show field codes instead of their values" was checked. I had not made this change.  I can only assume a recent auto update made the change.
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by:Paul Sauvé
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pressing the the Shift key and the F9 (Function 9) key SIMULTANEOUSLY accomplishes exactly the same thing

i don't think that you did exactly as i suggested. please give it a try and tell me what happens
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by:Lindahq
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Paul Sauvé I was a software support person for 15 years.  I followed your suggestion exactly as you typed. Your original reply was to press shift+9.  I didn't think that would work, but I tried it anyway.  I also tried shift + F9.  Again nothing happened.  I did a web search and found the answer.  I've seen this behavior before when a Windows update causes an unexpected change to an option.  Thanks for your reply.
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by:Paul Sauvé
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sorry about that - yes i said wrote
shift+9 will toggle on/off field codes ;-)

if fact shift + F9 will work ONLY if the TOC is selected BUT: the real answer is Alt + F9 (and Ctrl-F9 will insert a new field code).

please accept my apology for my confused mind AND for suggesting that you didn't read my answer.

i sometimes get a little hasty when answering questions
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by:Lindahq
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No one else provided a solution that that worked.  I found the answer by searching Bing.
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