Maintaining a table of contents

This section shows you how to:

  • Edit an existing table of contents.
  • Update a table of contents when changes are made to the document.
  • Delete a table of contents.

Editing a table of contents

To edit an existing table of contents:

  1. Click anywhere in the table of contents and then right-click.
  2. From the pop-up menu, choose Edit Index/Table. The Insert Index/Table dialog opens and you can edit and save the table as described in the previous section.

Tip: If you cannot click in the table of contents, it is probably because it is protected. To disable this protection, choose Tools > Options > OpenOffice.org Writer > Formatting Aids, and then select Enable in the Cursor in protected areas section.

Updating a table of contents

Writer does not update the table of contents automatically, so after any changes to the headings, you must update it manually. To update a table of contents when changes are made to the document:

  1. Click anywhere in the table of contents and then right-click.
  2. From the pop-up menu, choose Update Index/Table. Writer updates the table of contents to reflect the changes in the document.

Deleting a table of contents

To delete the table of contents from a document:

  1. Click anywhere in the table of contents and then right-click.
  2. From the pop-up menu, choose Delete Index/Table. Writer deletes the table of contents.

Note: Writer will not prompt you to confirm the delete! Use caution when deleting a table of contents.

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