Word: Getting a two-line heading onto one line in the Table of ContentsFebruary 24, 2011
Larry had a problem. He had a heading on two lines, and he wanted the heading to display on a single line in the Table of Contents (TOC).
Here’s an example of what he had; both lines are styled with Heading 1:
Because each line is in a separate paragraph, Word treats them as two separate Heading 1s when it creates the automatic TOC:
What Larry wanted was for the two lines to remain in the body of the document but display on one line in the TOC.
The simplest solution to this is to use a ‘soft return’ (Shift+Enter) between the lines in the body of the document, instead of Enter. It looks like this (with formatting marks showing):
And when you update the TOC, you select Update entire table:
Your TOC now displays the text on one line:
Personally, I don’t like how the title butts up against the section label, so I added five spaces after ‘Section 3’ (I could have used a Tab):
This extra space makes the TOC more readable, in my opinion:
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