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Why do I get this "Single thougHTs" when making TOC? (When the chapter heading was typed in capitals)

asked 2019-06-12 21:12:28 +0200

JackyAnn gravatar image

updated 2020-08-31 19:11:34 +0200

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When I create TOC I discover that some words in capitals in the header are not capitals. "Single thougHTs" is an example.

I cleared all direct formatting. I erased what was written and then rewrote the heading. It was set to H1 and capitals using the style editor. I wrote in capitals.

I also have WISDOm

and an entire heading in capitals in the main text in H1 "LOOKING FOR A PARTNER SAFELY which turns up in TOC as "Looking for a partner safely."

All other chapter headings appear in TOC as in the text.

Then three at the end are not in capitals again.

All are made the same way.

I am using a Chromebook (Asus C301) and LO 5 (all you can get working well on a Chromebook.) The document is a long one with many chapters. (Please do not comment on this unless relevant to this question. I tried to split it and it was too confusing to do so at this late stage.)

Edited to say rhat unchecking "small capitals" in the style editor and retyping the word in capitals solved the problem. An explanation is in the comment below as to why the problem occurs.

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answered 2019-06-12 21:36:21 +0200

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Difficult to say without looking at the real document, but here it's my guess: the text it's not really in capitals, but it has the "capitals" effect checked on the Font Effects tab of the style definition. Those "effects" are not transferred to the style used in the TOC and that's the origin of the difference.

So, you can either disable the effect in the Heading 1 paragraph style and then modify your headings so they are in real caps, or modify the paragraph style used by the TOC (by default, for a level 1 heading the style used in the TOC is called Contents 1) to enable that effect. Your choice :)

If that's not the case, please prepare a minimum sample file (on a copy of your document, cut everything that's not needed to see the problem) and then attach the result to your original question (don't use an answer for that!)

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Thanks this makes sense. I am pretty sure I did check the capitals option in font effects at some point. I will try that solution first.

JackyAnn gravatar imageJackyAnn ( 2019-06-12 21:40:53 +0200 )edit
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