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Libreoffice Writer - Most chapters missing from table of contents??

asked 2015-03-29 15:15:23 +0200

ChrisCrinkle gravatar image

updated 2016-03-06 13:42:52 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Hello there, I have formatted all chapters to the "Contents 1" style. I have inserted a table of indexes, but most chapters are missing.

How do i fix this? They are all using the same style so either they shoul all be there or none of them should!

I'm using writer by the way. Cheers.

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answered 2015-03-29 22:45:41 +0200

AllanR gravatar image

updated 2015-03-30 10:38:57 +0200

By default, paragraph styles Heading 1, Heading 2 etc are pre-set in Tools > Outline Numbering for use as chapters.

Styles Contents 1, 2, 3 .... are normally used to format the appearance of the entries in the Table of Contents.

It's the Level number allocated to a paragraph style (in Tools > Outline Numbering) that determines what appears in the TOC, in conjunction with the "evaluate up to level", when you right-click on the TOC and select "Edit/Index Table".

By using the Contents 1 style for chapter formatting, you may need to adjust Tools > Outline Numbering to reflect this fact or re-jig using the default settings?

EDIT TO ADD: Another thought: I was caught out with missing TOC entries when I used paragraph styles which simply created Act 1, Scene 1, Scene 2 ....., Act 2, Scene 1, Scene 2 .... headings. I didn't add (or need) any heading tecxt of my own. I discovered however that you HAVE to enter some text (manually) at each heading in the document (a space character will suffice) otherwise the heading won't appear in the TOC.

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