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Hi :)
I found a few documents that had originally been .docs were really painful to work with until i 
created a fresh new document and then used 
Ctrl a
to select all in the old document and then "pasted as unformatted" in the new one and then apply 
styles.  I think i 'had' to do the same thing somewhere between 3.3.x branch and the 3.4.x but only 
for one or 2 weird documents.  That was around the time i first tried reading the "Getting Started 
with LibreOffice" chapter on styles.
before reading that chapter i used to have to mess around with a lot of formatting and changing 
styles and retying but since reading it everything seems to work much more smoothly and easily.  It 
has saved me from hours of frustrations and fiddling.  

Regards from 
Tom :)  

From: Tim Lloyd <>
To: Tom Davies <> 
Cc: Kees Hink <>; "" <> 
Sent: Friday, 21 June 2013, 0:44
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] TOC corrupted, includes text from chapter

I had this problem when I migrated from 3.x to 4.0. IE. when I first 
started using LO.

I was also using "Heading n" and "Default Style". ISTR that the cut & 
paste method does not make any difference. I ended up retyping the 
little text which was affected.

It was at this point that I began to look more closely at styles. I 
began to use the OOoHeadings and OOotextbody settings we use for LO 
doco. I also had a look at the page style of each page as I was just 
blindly copying and pasting from other docs.

I know this doesn't really help and I haven't proved that my changes 
would have made any difference transitioning from 3.x to 4.0. It may be 
worth raising a bug report to see whether anyone bites :)


On 06/21/2013 09:29 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
Hopefully Regina or someone are going to give an awesome elegant answer but my bodge-it methods 
might shake it loose.

1.  Can you start as though you are going  to use the text-editor route but instead of pasting 
into a text-editor just re-paste back into the LibreOffice document?  However, when doing the 
re-pasting use
Shift Ctrl v
instead of just
Ctrl v
The use of the shift key gives you options such as "Paste as Unformatted text".  Does that work 
any better?

2.  If not then undo that and get back to the way it was before and then just select the text 
that is being picked up by the ToC and from the menus click on
Format - "Remove direct formatting"

3.  If that doesn't work then again select the area that is going wrong and use the styles to 
deliberately change it to something you blatantly don't want, such as "List style" and then 
change it back.

Regards from
Tom :)

From: Kees Hink <>
Sent: Thursday, 20 June 2013, 22:16
Subject: [libreoffice-users] TOC corrupted, includes text from chapter

My Table Of Contents shows the text from a chapter. It's as if the whole
chapter text is interpreted as a Heading. This happens for just one
chapter, all the other ones are okay. Repeated re-formatting doesn't
help. Apparently there's something in there that makes the TOC think it
belongs in there (TOC), which i can't make go away by normal means.

There _is_ a workaround: removing the whole text (not the title), and
pasting it again from a simple text editor. But that makes me want to cry.

The file is a list of songs. The song title is on top of each song as a
"Heading 1" style. The TOC is configured to use these. The normal text
is styled "Default style". I am showing nonprinting characters, but that
doesn't give me any clues.

I feel a bit stupid reporting this, as i haven't found a way of
reproducing it yet. Sorry about that.


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