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Re: [libreoffice-users] Problem with chapter numbering and TOC.

Hi Girvin,

Many thanks for taking the time to respond to my request.

It seems I didn't explain my problem accurately enough. The "New
Chapter" style referred to is a page style not a paragraph style.
Therefore it doesn't appear in the "Additional Styles" list.

I have always believed (maybe incorrectly) that the "Heading 1"
paragraph style was included int the TOC by default, unless otherwise

I will try and construct a near identical sample document and post back
here with a link. Maybe someone could take a quick look at that sample
and see where I am going wrong.

Best Regards

On 14.11.2019 23:05, Girvin Herr wrote:
> Dave,
> Have you added your new style to the TOC?
> Right-click on the TOC. Select "Edit Index".
> If "Protected against manual changes" is checked, you will have to
> uncheck it, OK and re-edit the TOC.
> Select the "Type" tab if not already shown. Down under "Create from",
> check "Additional Styles" and then the "Assign styles..." box to the right.
> You should see a list of the styles in your document, including your
> "New Chapter" style, on the left column ("Not applied") and the
> associated TOC levels (associated to styles in the Styles tab) to the
> right of the first column. Scroll down to find your style, "New
> Chapter", and use the ">|" or "|<" buttons to assign a contents level
> for your style by moving the style into the proper level column. I would
> guess the "1" column, since it is higher than the headings.
> Since by default, "heading1" style is associated to contents level 1 and
> this procedure reassigns TOC level 1, You may need to manually associate
> the heading styles to the correct level also. Do the same for all the
> heading levels you use in the document, since they are all shifted up a
> level. Note that the more custom levels you have, the less heading
> levels you will have, since the limit is 10. One way around that, is to
> assign a single TOC level style to all heading levels. But that may
> limit the look of your TOC if you want different styles for different
> levels, such as indents.
> It may take some experimentation with this to get what you want out of
> it. For instance, if you want the "New Chapter" contents style to look
> different than the stock styles, you may need to make a contents style
> specific for the TOC rather than the default "contents*" styles. Then in
> the "Styles" tab, change the New Chapter level (1) to use your new
> contents style. Use the "<-" button by selecting the level and then the
> style followed by the "<-" button to make the assignment.
> When you are all done, re-check the Protected Against Manual Changes box
> and OK.
> HTH.
> Girvin Herr
> On 11/13/19 10:58 PM, Dave Barton wrote:
>> I have set up chapter numbering as per the help page
>> https://tinyurl.com/vsq77lu and created a "New Chapter" page style.
>> After inserting a manual page break with the "New Chapter" page style I
>> set the first paragraph style to "Heading 1" and the correct chapter
>> name/number is displayed both on the page and in Navigator.
>> However, when I insert a TOC into the document no chapters appear in the
>> index.
>> Any thoughts or pointers would be welcome.
>> Thanks Dave

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[libreoffice-users] Problem with chapter numbering and TOC.Dave Barton <daveb@libreoffice.org>
Re: [libreoffice-users] Problem with chapter numbering and TOC.Girvin Herr <gherrl@fastmail.com>
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