Re: TOC in Word 97

Subject: Re: TOC in Word 97
From: "Lisa A. Miller" <lisamil -at- ZEUS -dot- ANET-STL -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 13:05:59 -0500

It sounds like the TOC is part of the manual. I'd delete it from the
manual and place it in a separate file and use the RD <document> field code
to reference it. Make sure that the TOC and the document reside in the
same directory. You must be pointing to that directory when you update the
TOC. By this I mean that when you do File->Open it opens to the directory
where both the document and the TOC reside.

OR

Pull the entire document minus the last paragraph mark (where Word hides
all the codes) into a new document. It sounds to me like you have a
corrupted file.

Lisa Miller
lisamil -at- zeus -dot- anet-stl -dot- com

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Hello, techwhirlers.

I'm having a consistent problem with the table of contents in one of our
documents in Word 7.0. The document is a system administration manual,
about 100-105 pages long and fairly complex, with about four levels of
headings. The headings themselves needed a fair amount of corrections
(never mind the manual itself) and now I'm having a terrible time doing
anything with the table of contents. Word is refusing (I hate to
anthropomorphize, but there you are) to update the TOC. When I try to run
an automatic update, I get a "Bookmark Error" message at the end of the
TOC, and usually the document freezes altogether. I've tried deleting the
TOC to rebuild it from scratch, but Word won't let me do that, either.
Every time I try the document freezes up.

Maddening. I haven't been on this list too long, and maybe y'all have
discussed this ad nauseum, but I've noticed that often working on long
elaborate documents doesn't work very well in MSWord. In my experience,
the documents corrupt quite easily.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. You can reply to me personally at
ccarr -at- ovid -dot- com if you prefer. Thanks.

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