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That's weird. I just tried the process on one of my documents with a relatively large TOC and it worked fine. I did notice one thing I failed to mention: The "Structure" format is not global, it is by TOC level (the list to the left of the "Structure" line). Make sure you are changing the level that you are using in your TOC. For example, if TOC level 1 is assigned to Heading1 style and you only change that level, the other levels (i.e. Heading2...n) remain unchanged and will still have page numbers. If you are basing your TOC on multiple heading levels or styles, you must do this page number deletion on each one. Maybe that is what happened. Another thing you might try is to verify the change. If you change the level and re-generate the TOC and nothing has changed, then go back into edit and verify the change is still there. If not, then something went wrong with saving/applying the change. If it is still changed, then maybe the level was incorrect or there is something else that is not in sync, such as TOC level to style mapping. I agree with you about the un-intuitiveness of the TOC/Index process. A while back, I wanted an alphabetical index of the Heading style, in other words an alphabetical-sorted TOC, but the TOC function does not allow sorting and the index function, which can sort, did not allow indexing on styles. I had hundreds of entries, so it was impractical to add index marks for each entry. Arrgh! The good thing is that the LO TOC/Index process has and is improving over the years. The OpenOffice 2.x TOC process was much worse than we have now.

I am using LO on Linux.

Hope this helps.
Girvin Herr

Virgil Arrington wrote:
This wasn't my problem to begin with, but I just tried Girvin's suggestion for fun and it didn't work for me. I deleted both the "tab" and "page number" entries. Updating the TOC did nothing. I tried deleting the TOC and starting from scratch, this time not including the dot leader tab or the page number. When I generated the TOC, it gave me both page numbers and dot leaders anyway.

I imagine I'm doing something wrong as I generally blame myself before blaming the program. But....

This is one feature of LO (and OO before it) that I've always despised. There has to be a better, more intuitive way to generate a TOC.

I would recommend that the LO developers take a look at Atlantis ( It generates TOC's much more easily.

I'm still using LO with Win7.


-----Original Message----- From: Girvin R. Herr
Sent: Friday, April 05, 2013 3:06 PM
To: Thomas Blasejewicz
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Exclude page numbers from TOC

I can tell you how to remove the page number, but I have no idea how to
insert a link in its place.
To remove the page number from the TOC:

  1. Right click on the TOC with the unwanted page numbers and select
     the edit option.
  2. In the dialog, select the "Entries" tab at the top.
  3. In the "Structure" line, there is a [ # ] item (for Page number)
     on the right end.  Select this item and press Delete.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Right click on the TOC again and select "Update index/table".
  6. The page numbers should disappear.  (I say "should", because I
     have never actually needed to do this.)

Note that there is a "Hyperlink" button on the "Entries" tab which may
be what you want.  Maybe someone else on this forum can help you with
that.  Note also, that you may wish to remove the hanging tab [ T ] on
the right end now, which would remove the ellipses ("....") on the end
of the TOC entry.
Hope this helps.
Girvin Herr

Thomas Blasejewicz wrote:
Good morning
I am trying (still!) to createsomething for Kindle.
Amazon requires to have a Table of Contents with working links, but NO
page numbers.
I have been reading to the official LO documentation and searched the
net, but all I can find is, how
to INCLUDE, maybe set, page numbers.

So far I was not able to find out the trick required to exclude page
I would appreciate, if someone could point me into the right direction.

Thank you,

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