Re: Word TOC question

Subject: Re: Word TOC question
From: "Ridder, Fred" <F -dot- Ridder -at- DIALOGIC -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 08:53:28 -0400

The other approach to solving this Word problem is to force a page
break by making it an attribute of the specific heading paragraph
(Format>Paragraph>Text flow>Page break before) rather than
inserting a page break control character (Insert>Break>Page break).
As John correctly observes, Word considers the page break
character to be part of the following paragraph, and this makes the
heading paragraph appear to start one page sooner than it really

BTW, I believe this "feature" first appeared in Word 95. I've been
using MS Word since version 1.0 for the Macintosh and I'm quite
sure that manual page breaks worked just fine up through Word 6.
That's progress for you...

Fred Ridder (mailto:f -dot- ridder -at- dialogic -dot- com)
Senior Technical Writer
Dialogic Corporation, Parsippany, NJ

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wilcox, John (WWC, Contractor) [SMTP:wilcoxj -at- WDNI -dot- COM]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 1998 4:14 PM
> Subject: Re: Word TOC question
> > ----------
> > From: Kate Kane[SMTP:KGKANE -at- ACCUSORT -dot- COM]
> > To: TECHWR-L -at- listserv -dot- okstate -dot- edu
> >
> If the page break before the heading you're keying off is associated
> with the heading paragraph, Word picks that up as the actual beginning
> of the paragraph. For such cases, I use a separate paragraph I call
> PageBreak (zero spacing, page break after) before the heading paragraph.
> This workaround subverts Word's stupidity.
> Regards,
> John Wilcox, Documentation Specialist
> Timberlands Information Services, Application Delivery Group
> Weyerhaeuser, WWC 2E2, Box 2999
> Tacoma, WA 98477-2999 USA
> 253-924-7972 mailto:wilcoxj -at- wdni -dot- com
> (I don't speak for Weyerhaeuser, and they return the favor.)

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