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I'm using Word 2002 and I'm creating a table of contents from heading styles
and using a dot leader that goes over to the page numbers. My problem is
that I don't want the dot leaders to go right up to the page numbers.
Instead, I want them to stop about a half inch from the page number. An
example would be that I set a dot leader tab at 6.0 for the leaders to stop
and a right align tab at 6.5 for the page number. This requires you to tab
once for the dot leader and then again to get to the page number tab and
type in the page number. This works fine if you were to type the ToC
manually, however, if you Update the ToC it doesn't work. Instead, the page
numbers slide back and line up to the dot leader tab. It's as though it can
only use one tab after the ToC entry and not two.

Does anyone know how I can get this to work. Your help will be greatly
appreciated. Thank you.


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Suzanne S. Barnhill
 
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Unfortunately, there is probably no way around what you are experiencing as
long as you continue to update the TOC. Once editing is complete and you are
sure the page numbers will not change, add the tab characters back and then
lock (Ctrl+F11) or unlink (Ctrl+Shift+F9) the TOC field so it won't/can't
update.

One thing you might try (how well it will work depends on how your headings
are formatted): Add a tab character to the end of each heading in the
document. Then add a \w switch to the TOC field, which will preserve the tab
characters instead of converting them to spaces. Try this with one or two
headings to see how it works before you go to the trouble of adding it to
all.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Microsoft Newsgroups" wrote in message
...
I'm using Word 2002 and I'm creating a table of contents from heading

styles
and using a dot leader that goes over to the page numbers. My problem is
that I don't want the dot leaders to go right up to the page numbers.
Instead, I want them to stop about a half inch from the page number. An
example would be that I set a dot leader tab at 6.0 for the leaders to

stop
and a right align tab at 6.5 for the page number. This requires you to

tab
once for the dot leader and then again to get to the page number tab and
type in the page number. This works fine if you were to type the ToC
manually, however, if you Update the ToC it doesn't work. Instead, the

page
numbers slide back and line up to the dot leader tab. It's as though it

can
only use one tab after the ToC entry and not two.

Does anyone know how I can get this to work. Your help will be greatly
appreciated. Thank you.



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Cathy D.
 
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Suzanne, thanks for getting back to me so fast. I tried your
recommendations, but unfortunately, it doesn't work the way I need it to. I
guess we will have to make the changes manually, or overlook the messy
format.

Thank you for your help.
Cathy

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
Unfortunately, there is probably no way around what you are experiencing

as
long as you continue to update the TOC. Once editing is complete and you

are
sure the page numbers will not change, add the tab characters back and

then
lock (Ctrl+F11) or unlink (Ctrl+Shift+F9) the TOC field so it won't/can't
update.

One thing you might try (how well it will work depends on how your

headings
are formatted): Add a tab character to the end of each heading in the
document. Then add a \w switch to the TOC field, which will preserve the

tab
characters instead of converting them to spaces. Try this with one or two
headings to see how it works before you go to the trouble of adding it to
all.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup

so
all may benefit.

"Microsoft Newsgroups" wrote in message
...
I'm using Word 2002 and I'm creating a table of contents from heading

styles
and using a dot leader that goes over to the page numbers. My problem

is
that I don't want the dot leaders to go right up to the page numbers.
Instead, I want them to stop about a half inch from the page number. An
example would be that I set a dot leader tab at 6.0 for the leaders to

stop
and a right align tab at 6.5 for the page number. This requires you to

tab
once for the dot leader and then again to get to the page number tab and
type in the page number. This works fine if you were to type the ToC
manually, however, if you Update the ToC it doesn't work. Instead, the

page
numbers slide back and line up to the dot leader tab. It's as though it

can
only use one tab after the ToC entry and not two.

Does anyone know how I can get this to work. Your help will be greatly
appreciated. Thank you.





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Suzanne S. Barnhill
 
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Interestingly, I tested the \w switch in a previous version when I was
writing http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/TOCSwitches.htm, and apparently
it did work, but I can't get it to work in Word 2003. sigh

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Cathy D." wrote in message
...
Suzanne, thanks for getting back to me so fast. I tried your
recommendations, but unfortunately, it doesn't work the way I need it to.

I
guess we will have to make the changes manually, or overlook the messy
format.

Thank you for your help.
Cathy

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
Unfortunately, there is probably no way around what you are experiencing

as
long as you continue to update the TOC. Once editing is complete and you

are
sure the page numbers will not change, add the tab characters back and

then
lock (Ctrl+F11) or unlink (Ctrl+Shift+F9) the TOC field so it

won't/can't
update.

One thing you might try (how well it will work depends on how your

headings
are formatted): Add a tab character to the end of each heading in the
document. Then add a \w switch to the TOC field, which will preserve the

tab
characters instead of converting them to spaces. Try this with one or

two
headings to see how it works before you go to the trouble of adding it

to
all.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"Microsoft Newsgroups" wrote in message
...
I'm using Word 2002 and I'm creating a table of contents from heading

styles
and using a dot leader that goes over to the page numbers. My problem

is
that I don't want the dot leaders to go right up to the page numbers.
Instead, I want them to stop about a half inch from the page number.

An
example would be that I set a dot leader tab at 6.0 for the leaders to

stop
and a right align tab at 6.5 for the page number. This requires you

to
tab
once for the dot leader and then again to get to the page number tab

and
type in the page number. This works fine if you were to type the ToC
manually, however, if you Update the ToC it doesn't work. Instead,

the
page
numbers slide back and line up to the dot leader tab. It's as though

it
can
only use one tab after the ToC entry and not two.

Does anyone know how I can get this to work. Your help will be

greatly
appreciated. Thank you.






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Stefan Blom
 
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Just out of curiosity, I'd like to know what version you were testing?
Because I just tried this in Word 2000, and a tab *after* a heading
won't be reflected in the TOC, even with the \w switch, unless more
text follows after that tab, in which case it is preserved:

Heading 1 paragraph:

My heading texttabMore text

In the TOC:

My heading text......... 1

(assuming of course that you set two tab stops in the TOC 1 style,
and that the first tab stop has a leader but the one at the right
margin doesn't).

--
Stefan Blom


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
Interestingly, I tested the \w switch in a previous version when I

was
writing http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/TOCSwitches.htm, and

apparently
it did work, but I can't get it to work in Word 2003. sigh

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Cathy D." wrote in message
...
Suzanne, thanks for getting back to me so fast. I tried your
recommendations, but unfortunately, it doesn't work the way I need

it to.
I
guess we will have to make the changes manually, or overlook the

messy
format.

Thank you for your help.
Cathy

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
Unfortunately, there is probably no way around what you are

experiencing
as
long as you continue to update the TOC. Once editing is complete

and you
are
sure the page numbers will not change, add the tab characters

back and
then
lock (Ctrl+F11) or unlink (Ctrl+Shift+F9) the TOC field so it

won't/can't
update.

One thing you might try (how well it will work depends on how

your
headings
are formatted): Add a tab character to the end of each heading

in the
document. Then add a \w switch to the TOC field, which will

preserve the
tab
characters instead of converting them to spaces. Try this with

one or
two
headings to see how it works before you go to the trouble of

adding it
to
all.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"Microsoft Newsgroups" wrote in message
...
I'm using Word 2002 and I'm creating a table of contents from

heading
styles
and using a dot leader that goes over to the page numbers. My

problem
is
that I don't want the dot leaders to go right up to the page

numbers.
Instead, I want them to stop about a half inch from the page

number.
An
example would be that I set a dot leader tab at 6.0 for the

leaders to
stop
and a right align tab at 6.5 for the page number. This

requires you
to
tab
once for the dot leader and then again to get to the page

number tab
and
type in the page number. This works fine if you were to type

the ToC
manually, however, if you Update the ToC it doesn't work.

Instead,
the
page
numbers slide back and line up to the dot leader tab. It's as

though
it
can
only use one tab after the ToC entry and not two.

Does anyone know how I can get this to work. Your help will

be
greatly
appreciated. Thank you.













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Suzanne S. Barnhill
 
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I was most likely testing in Word 97. Obviously my testing was not very
thorough, and I'm not sure I even tested that specific condition (more
likely I tested the tab followed by text). It might be amusing to try to
find out what sort of text (white, Hidden, a space?) would suffice to make a
tab at the end of a heading work because there is obviously a lot of demand
for this type of formatting.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Stefan Blom" wrote in message
...
Just out of curiosity, I'd like to know what version you were testing?
Because I just tried this in Word 2000, and a tab *after* a heading
won't be reflected in the TOC, even with the \w switch, unless more
text follows after that tab, in which case it is preserved:

Heading 1 paragraph:

My heading texttabMore text

In the TOC:

My heading text......... 1

(assuming of course that you set two tab stops in the TOC 1 style,
and that the first tab stop has a leader but the one at the right
margin doesn't).

--
Stefan Blom


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
Interestingly, I tested the \w switch in a previous version when I

was
writing http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/TOCSwitches.htm, and

apparently
it did work, but I can't get it to work in Word 2003. sigh

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Cathy D." wrote in message
...
Suzanne, thanks for getting back to me so fast. I tried your
recommendations, but unfortunately, it doesn't work the way I need

it to.
I
guess we will have to make the changes manually, or overlook the

messy
format.

Thank you for your help.
Cathy

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
Unfortunately, there is probably no way around what you are

experiencing
as
long as you continue to update the TOC. Once editing is complete

and you
are
sure the page numbers will not change, add the tab characters

back and
then
lock (Ctrl+F11) or unlink (Ctrl+Shift+F9) the TOC field so it

won't/can't
update.

One thing you might try (how well it will work depends on how

your
headings
are formatted): Add a tab character to the end of each heading

in the
document. Then add a \w switch to the TOC field, which will

preserve the
tab
characters instead of converting them to spaces. Try this with

one or
two
headings to see how it works before you go to the trouble of

adding it
to
all.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"Microsoft Newsgroups" wrote in message
...
I'm using Word 2002 and I'm creating a table of contents from

heading
styles
and using a dot leader that goes over to the page numbers. My

problem
is
that I don't want the dot leaders to go right up to the page

numbers.
Instead, I want them to stop about a half inch from the page

number.
An
example would be that I set a dot leader tab at 6.0 for the

leaders to
stop
and a right align tab at 6.5 for the page number. This

requires you
to
tab
once for the dot leader and then again to get to the page

number tab
and
type in the page number. This works fine if you were to type

the ToC
manually, however, if you Update the ToC it doesn't work.

Instead,
the
page
numbers slide back and line up to the dot leader tab. It's as

though
it
can
only use one tab after the ToC entry and not two.

Does anyone know how I can get this to work. Your help will

be
greatly
appreciated. Thank you.












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Stefan Blom
 
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Actually I did test with hidden text and with a space, but none of
these worked. Actual visible text was required. I did not, however,
test with text formatted in white color; I guess this could be worth
investigating.

--
Stefan Blom


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
I was most likely testing in Word 97. Obviously my testing was not

very
thorough, and I'm not sure I even tested that specific condition

(more
likely I tested the tab followed by text). It might be amusing to

try to
find out what sort of text (white, Hidden, a space?) would suffice

to make a
tab at the end of a heading work because there is obviously a lot of

demand
for this type of formatting.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Stefan Blom" wrote in message
...
Just out of curiosity, I'd like to know what version you were

testing?
Because I just tried this in Word 2000, and a tab *after* a

heading
won't be reflected in the TOC, even with the \w switch, unless

more
text follows after that tab, in which case it is preserved:

Heading 1 paragraph:

My heading texttabMore text

In the TOC:

My heading text......... 1

(assuming of course that you set two tab stops in the TOC 1 style,
and that the first tab stop has a leader but the one at the right
margin doesn't).

--
Stefan Blom


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
Interestingly, I tested the \w switch in a previous version when

I
was
writing http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/TOCSwitches.htm,

and
apparently
it did work, but I can't get it to work in Word 2003. sigh

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Cathy D." wrote in message
...
Suzanne, thanks for getting back to me so fast. I tried your
recommendations, but unfortunately, it doesn't work the way I

need
it to.
I
guess we will have to make the changes manually, or overlook

the
messy
format.

Thank you for your help.
Cathy

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
Unfortunately, there is probably no way around what you are

experiencing
as
long as you continue to update the TOC. Once editing is

complete
and you
are
sure the page numbers will not change, add the tab

characters
back and
then
lock (Ctrl+F11) or unlink (Ctrl+Shift+F9) the TOC field so

it
won't/can't
update.

One thing you might try (how well it will work depends on

how
your
headings
are formatted): Add a tab character to the end of each

heading
in the
document. Then add a \w switch to the TOC field, which will

preserve the
tab
characters instead of converting them to spaces. Try this

with
one or
two
headings to see how it works before you go to the trouble of

adding it
to
all.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to

the
newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"Microsoft Newsgroups" wrote in

message
...
I'm using Word 2002 and I'm creating a table of contents

from
heading
styles
and using a dot leader that goes over to the page numbers.

My
problem
is
that I don't want the dot leaders to go right up to the

page
numbers.
Instead, I want them to stop about a half inch from the

page
number.
An
example would be that I set a dot leader tab at 6.0 for

the
leaders to
stop
and a right align tab at 6.5 for the page number. This

requires you
to
tab
once for the dot leader and then again to get to the page

number tab
and
type in the page number. This works fine if you were to

type
the ToC
manually, however, if you Update the ToC it doesn't work.

Instead,
the
page
numbers slide back and line up to the dot leader tab.

It's as
though
it
can
only use one tab after the ToC entry and not two.

Does anyone know how I can get this to work. Your help

will
be
greatly
appreciated. Thank you.















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Suzanne S. Barnhill
 
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As reported elsewhere in this (or another) thread, white text does
work--even without the \w switch!

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Stefan Blom" wrote in message
...
Actually I did test with hidden text and with a space, but none of
these worked. Actual visible text was required. I did not, however,
test with text formatted in white color; I guess this could be worth
investigating.

--
Stefan Blom


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
I was most likely testing in Word 97. Obviously my testing was not

very
thorough, and I'm not sure I even tested that specific condition

(more
likely I tested the tab followed by text). It might be amusing to

try to
find out what sort of text (white, Hidden, a space?) would suffice

to make a
tab at the end of a heading work because there is obviously a lot of

demand
for this type of formatting.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Stefan Blom" wrote in message
...
Just out of curiosity, I'd like to know what version you were

testing?
Because I just tried this in Word 2000, and a tab *after* a

heading
won't be reflected in the TOC, even with the \w switch, unless

more
text follows after that tab, in which case it is preserved:

Heading 1 paragraph:

My heading texttabMore text

In the TOC:

My heading text......... 1

(assuming of course that you set two tab stops in the TOC 1 style,
and that the first tab stop has a leader but the one at the right
margin doesn't).

--
Stefan Blom


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
Interestingly, I tested the \w switch in a previous version when

I
was
writing http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/TOCSwitches.htm,

and
apparently
it did work, but I can't get it to work in Word 2003. sigh

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Cathy D." wrote in message
...
Suzanne, thanks for getting back to me so fast. I tried your
recommendations, but unfortunately, it doesn't work the way I

need
it to.
I
guess we will have to make the changes manually, or overlook

the
messy
format.

Thank you for your help.
Cathy

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
Unfortunately, there is probably no way around what you are
experiencing
as
long as you continue to update the TOC. Once editing is

complete
and you
are
sure the page numbers will not change, add the tab

characters
back and
then
lock (Ctrl+F11) or unlink (Ctrl+Shift+F9) the TOC field so

it
won't/can't
update.

One thing you might try (how well it will work depends on

how
your
headings
are formatted): Add a tab character to the end of each

heading
in the
document. Then add a \w switch to the TOC field, which will
preserve the
tab
characters instead of converting them to spaces. Try this

with
one or
two
headings to see how it works before you go to the trouble of
adding it
to
all.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to

the
newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"Microsoft Newsgroups" wrote in

message
...
I'm using Word 2002 and I'm creating a table of contents

from
heading
styles
and using a dot leader that goes over to the page numbers.

My
problem
is
that I don't want the dot leaders to go right up to the

page
numbers.
Instead, I want them to stop about a half inch from the

page
number.
An
example would be that I set a dot leader tab at 6.0 for

the
leaders to
stop
and a right align tab at 6.5 for the page number. This
requires you
to
tab
once for the dot leader and then again to get to the page
number tab
and
type in the page number. This works fine if you were to

type
the ToC
manually, however, if you Update the ToC it doesn't work.
Instead,
the
page
numbers slide back and line up to the dot leader tab.

It's as
though
it
can
only use one tab after the ToC entry and not two.

Does anyone know how I can get this to work. Your help

will
be
greatly
appreciated. Thank you.
















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Stefan Blom
 
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That is good news.

--
Stefan Blom


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
As reported elsewhere in this (or another) thread, white text does
work--even without the \w switch!

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Stefan Blom" wrote in message
...
Actually I did test with hidden text and with a space, but none of
these worked. Actual visible text was required. I did not,

however,
test with text formatted in white color; I guess this could be

worth
investigating.

--
Stefan Blom


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
I was most likely testing in Word 97. Obviously my testing was

not
very
thorough, and I'm not sure I even tested that specific condition

(more
likely I tested the tab followed by text). It might be amusing

to
try to
find out what sort of text (white, Hidden, a space?) would

suffice
to make a
tab at the end of a heading work because there is obviously a

lot of
demand
for this type of formatting.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Stefan Blom" wrote in message
...
Just out of curiosity, I'd like to know what version you were

testing?
Because I just tried this in Word 2000, and a tab *after* a

heading
won't be reflected in the TOC, even with the \w switch, unless

more
text follows after that tab, in which case it is preserved:

Heading 1 paragraph:

My heading texttabMore text

In the TOC:

My heading text......... 1

(assuming of course that you set two tab stops in the TOC 1

style,
and that the first tab stop has a leader but the one at the

right
margin doesn't).

--
Stefan Blom


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
Interestingly, I tested the \w switch in a previous version

when
I
was
writing

http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/TOCSwitches.htm,
and
apparently
it did work, but I can't get it to work in Word 2003. sigh

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to

the
newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Cathy D." wrote in message
...
Suzanne, thanks for getting back to me so fast. I tried

your
recommendations, but unfortunately, it doesn't work the

way I
need
it to.
I
guess we will have to make the changes manually, or

overlook
the
messy
format.

Thank you for your help.
Cathy

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in

message
...
Unfortunately, there is probably no way around what you

are
experiencing
as
long as you continue to update the TOC. Once editing is

complete
and you
are
sure the page numbers will not change, add the tab

characters
back and
then
lock (Ctrl+F11) or unlink (Ctrl+Shift+F9) the TOC field

so
it
won't/can't
update.

One thing you might try (how well it will work depends

on
how
your
headings
are formatted): Add a tab character to the end of each

heading
in the
document. Then add a \w switch to the TOC field, which

will
preserve the
tab
characters instead of converting them to spaces. Try

this
with
one or
two
headings to see how it works before you go to the

trouble of
adding it
to
all.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
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"Microsoft Newsgroups" wrote in

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...
I'm using Word 2002 and I'm creating a table of

contents
from
heading
styles
and using a dot leader that goes over to the page

numbers.
My
problem
is
that I don't want the dot leaders to go right up to

the
page
numbers.
Instead, I want them to stop about a half inch from

the
page
number.
An
example would be that I set a dot leader tab at 6.0

for
the
leaders to
stop
and a right align tab at 6.5 for the page number.

This
requires you
to
tab
once for the dot leader and then again to get to the

page
number tab
and
type in the page number. This works fine if you were

to
type
the ToC
manually, however, if you Update the ToC it doesn't

work.
Instead,
the
page
numbers slide back and line up to the dot leader tab.

It's as
though
it
can
only use one tab after the ToC entry and not two.

Does anyone know how I can get this to work. Your

help
will
be
greatly
appreciated. Thank you.



















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