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Change distance between heading number and text in table of contents [closed]

asked 2014-07-27 21:52:39 +0200

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updated 2014-07-29 11:00:07 +0200

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I've created a table of contents in Writer but the heading numbers are too close to the text. For example: 1Title rather than 1[several spaces]Title.

How do I adjust that?

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answered 2014-07-28 15:41:41 +0200

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When you edit a table of contents (right click > Edit Index/Table), you see the tab "Entries". It shows you the structure of a line in the TOC. To add a distance between number and heading text, click between E# and E. There you can enter blanks (space bar) or a tab stop (use the button for that). When you use a tab stop make sure, that its position is right from the number. So when your number needs 1.3cm space, the position has to be greater, e.g. 1.5cm. If you need a TOC with heading texts aligned at common left position (as demand in German DIN), then you need a tab stop, where the option "Tab position relative to Paragraph Style indent" is not checked. If you want to alter the settings of the tab stop, click on the T in the structure line.

You need to make the settings for each level.

If you have a very long heading text, which goes over two lines, you need to adapt the indents in the associated paragraph style. To do that, start on tab "Styles".

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