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answered 2014-07-31 02:58:59 +0200

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Well, well, well, I remember days when I was sure that the computer is doing things in the wrong way.... at the end I had to apologize to the computer... also I never did.

If there is something, which I regard as very strong in Writer then it is the Styles & Formatting function. I agree it is a bit difficult to understand the function at the beginning but once understood, it is excellent. I read the manual (free of charge) several times, and played around a bit. My way of learning.

Thus I am sure, that you made something wrong. If you get "Default Style" paragraphs in your TOC then these paragraphs are not really "Default Styles" but somehow "Heading Styles"

Recommendations:
- Make as safety copy of your document
- Make sure that you do not have any direct formatting in your document => select all > right click > clear direct formatting (or use ctrl+m)
- Open Styles& Formatting > Paragraph styles: make sure that the setting for Default Style and Heading 1 is according to your needs => right click on a style > modify and you can read and modify
- Select your entire Text and double click on paragraph Default Style
By now your entire document should be exactly as set in paragraph Default Style but your TOC remains as it is as long as you don't update it. Leave the TOC for the time being untouched.
- Go through your document and search for each line, which should be Heading 1 style
- Place the cursor in these lines and double click on the paragraph Heading 1 style or ctrl+1
- After having set a few lines to Heading 1 style, go to your TOC and update it => right click in the TOC > update and you will see the first headings showing up and all the Default Styles paragraphs are gone.

... and always have a look into the manual.

Have not too much frustration and always keep in mind that a computer only does what you tell him.

Well, well, well, I remember days when I was sure that the computer is doing things in the wrong way.... at the end I had to apologize to the computer... also I never did.

If there is something, which I regard as very strong in Writer then it is the Styles & Formatting function. I agree it is a bit difficult to understand the function at the beginning but once understood, it is excellent. I read the manual (free of charge) several times, and played around a bit. My way of learning.

Thus I am sure, that Recommendation - Set up all the styles you made something wrong. If you get "Default Style" paragraphs in your TOC then these paragraphs are not really "Default Styles" but somehow "Heading Styles"

Recommendations:
most need at the beginning - Make as safety copy of your document
Use the styles function - Make sure that you do not have any Apply direct formatting in your document => select all > right click > clear direct formatting (or use ctrl+m)
- Open Styles& Formatting > Paragraph styles: make sure that the setting for Default Style and Heading 1 is according to your needs => right click on a style > modify and you can read and modify
- Select your entire Text and double click on paragraph Default Style
By now your entire document should be exactly as set in paragraph Default Style but your TOC remains as it is as long as you don't update it. Leave the TOC for the time being untouched.
- Go through your document and search for each line, which should be Heading 1 style
- Place the cursor in these lines and double click on the paragraph Heading 1 style or ctrl+1
- After having set a few lines to Heading 1 style, go to your TOC and update it => right click in the TOC > update and you will see the first headings showing up and all the Default Styles paragraphs are gone.

... and always have a look into the manual.only when needed

Have not too much frustration and always keep in mind that a computer only does what you tell him.