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Default First heading appears twice in TOC !

My very first heading (style Heading 2) appears twice in my TOC. It defies
all attempts to fix it. I deleted ity completely, it disappeared from TOC,
reinserted it - it appears twice. Am I seeing things or is this really
happening?
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Charles Kenyon
 
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Any chance you have it directly marked for inclusion as well as marked for
inclusion as a heading style? How are you generating your TOC? Could you
type the field code here? (Alt-F9 to display) Which version of Word?
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My very first heading (style Heading 2) appears twice in my TOC. It defies
all attempts to fix it. I deleted ity completely, it disappeared from TOC,
reinserted it - it appears twice. Am I seeing things or is this really
happening?



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Suzanne S. Barnhill
 
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Is there a manual page break before the first Heading 2? This will cause the
heading to be repeated. Apply "Page break before" to the paragraph/style
instead.

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My very first heading (style Heading 2) appears twice in my TOC. It defies
all attempts to fix it. I deleted ity completely, it disappeared from TOC,
reinserted it - it appears twice. Am I seeing things or is this really
happening?


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That was it! Thanks a lot.
Weird... is that considered a bug?

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Is there a manual page break before the first Heading 2? This will cause the
heading to be repeated. Apply "Page break before" to the paragraph/style
instead.

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
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"mscertified" wrote in message
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My very first heading (style Heading 2) appears twice in my TOC. It defies
all attempts to fix it. I deleted ity completely, it disappeared from TOC,
reinserted it - it appears twice. Am I seeing things or is this really
happening?



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Suzanne S. Barnhill
 
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Not exactly. A manual page break acquires the style of the following
paragraph.

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"mscertified" wrote in message
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That was it! Thanks a lot.
Weird... is that considered a bug?

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Is there a manual page break before the first Heading 2? This will cause

the
heading to be repeated. Apply "Page break before" to the paragraph/style
instead.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
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newsgroup so
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"mscertified" wrote in message
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My very first heading (style Heading 2) appears twice in my TOC. It

defies
all attempts to fix it. I deleted ity completely, it disappeared from

TOC,
reinserted it - it appears twice. Am I seeing things or is this really
happening?






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No, but it is a very good reason for using the "page break before"
formatting in your Heading 1 style.
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That was it! Thanks a lot.
Weird... is that considered a bug?

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Is there a manual page break before the first Heading 2? This will cause
the
heading to be repeated. Apply "Page break before" to the paragraph/style
instead.

--
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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
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so
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"mscertified" wrote in message
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My very first heading (style Heading 2) appears twice in my TOC. It
defies
all attempts to fix it. I deleted ity completely, it disappeared from
TOC,
reinserted it - it appears twice. Am I seeing things or is this really
happening?





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Hi Charles

Charles Kenyon wrote:
No, but it is a very good reason for using the "page break before"
formatting in your Heading 1 style.


I agree with the "page break before", but still consider this behaviour
a bug (or a least a bad design decision, if it was a concious decision
at all :-)).

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The thing you need to understand what is happening is that in Word
structure, the page break is not a type of paragraph mark but rather is
inside the following paragraph and a part of it. This isn't logical, but it
is how Word is built.
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Hi Charles

Charles Kenyon wrote:
No, but it is a very good reason for using the "page break before"
formatting in your Heading 1 style.


I agree with the "page break before", but still consider this behaviour a
bug (or a least a bad design decision, if it was a concious decision at
all :-)).

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Hi Charles

Charles Kenyon wrote:
The thing you need to understand what is happening is that in Word
structure, the page break is not a type of paragraph mark but rather is
inside the following paragraph and a part of it.


I see that, and that's the main reason why we all advice users to avoid
those breaks (typically, in long documents before Headings). It's still
pretty counter-intuitive why the PageBreak shouldn't be a ParagraphBreak
automatically.


This isn't logical, but it is how Word is built.


Full ack.

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This constantly drives me nuts. Why would I want to write a paragraph using
styles after it? This is really a problem when i edit a big document and
delete a section. For some retarded reason, Word thinks I want to keep the
format of the section I deleted, not the section above it that I want to keep.
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"Charles Kenyon" wrote:

The thing you need to understand what is happening is that in Word
structure, the page break is not a type of paragraph mark but rather is
inside the following paragraph and a part of it. This isn't logical, but it
is how Word is built.
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Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/ which is awesome!
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Hi Charles

Charles Kenyon wrote:
No, but it is a very good reason for using the "page break before"
formatting in your Heading 1 style.


I agree with the "page break before", but still consider this behaviour a
bug (or a least a bad design decision, if it was a concious decision at
all :-)).

Greetinx
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Default First heading appears twice in TOC !

The issue you are describing is unrelated to the problem with page breaks
discussed earlier in this thread.

The reason why sections behave the way you have noticed is that a section
break stores the formatting of the *preceding* section. When the break is
deleted, the formatting of the next section break is being applied.

See http://word.mvps.org/faqs/formatting...thSections.htm.

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"Brian" wrote in message
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This constantly drives me nuts. Why would I want to write a paragraph
using
styles after it? This is really a problem when i edit a big document and
delete a section. For some retarded reason, Word thinks I want to keep
the
format of the section I deleted, not the section above it that I want to
keep.
--
~~ B.


"Charles Kenyon" wrote:

The thing you need to understand what is happening is that in Word
structure, the page break is not a type of paragraph mark but rather is
inside the following paragraph and a part of it. This isn't logical, but
it
is how Word is built.
--
Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/ which is awesome!
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Hi Charles

Charles Kenyon wrote:
No, but it is a very good reason for using the "page break before"
formatting in your Heading 1 style.

I agree with the "page break before", but still consider this behaviour
a
bug (or a least a bad design decision, if it was a concious decision at
all :-)).

Greetinx
Robert
--
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