I have a document which has grown large enough to require a table of contents. When I try to add a table of contents using the menu command Insert / Table of Contents and Index, I find that the entries in the table of contents will be generated from the parts of my document designated with the “Heading 1” style. However, when I apply that style to the lines I want in my table of contents, it changes their formatting. I don’t want to change the formatting, thank you; the formatting is fine as it is. I can’t figure out how to designate text for inclusion in the table of contents without changing its formatting.
From my novice perspective, it seems that Libre Office Writer is using the Heading 1 style for two potentially incompatible things: The style signals to the table of contents what to include as entries; and it also applies a pre-defined set of formatting options. If you want one without the other, then you’re out of luck. I suppose this wouldn’t be a problem if it were easy to customize Heading 1, but Writer doesn’t seem to support that.
In any case, I suppose there is a workaround I haven’t discovered yet. Any advice?