Word: Pictures in a table of contentsSeptember 30, 2008
Recently a few people have asked me to fix their auto-generated table of contents (TOC) in Word. Somehow they’ve ended up with a picture in there and they don’t know how or why, and it keeps coming back when they regenerate the TOC.
This one’s easy to fix—once you know why it occurs.
The default behavior of Word is to use Heading styles to create the TOC and the Caption style to create lists of figures and tables. The paragraph the picture is in has a Heading or Caption style applied to it.
- Find the picture in the body of the document.
- Replace the Heading or Caption style with a standard paragraph style.
- Regenerate the TOC/list of figures/list of tables and the picture should be gone forever!
[This article was first published in the March 2005 CyberText Newsletter]