Windows toc format numbering updating
Since you have to check the TOC anyway before you publish, you might as well look for numbering problems while you are at it.
In Word 6, if you re-generated the TOC too many times, the document would corrupt, so people would convert the TOC to hard text to prevent this happening.Some recent questions from my authors have related to updating the Table of Contents (TOC), List of Tables (LOT), and List of Figures (LOF), common things that can go wrong when doing so, and how to fix them. You had Track Changes turned on when you updated the TOC.In this example, the TOC entries are all in red and there’s a change bar to the right of the TOC. To fix it, turn off Track Changes (Review tab), then update the TOC again (see below for how). Super easy with an immediate reduction in stress related to things going wrong with your document just before your deadline ;-) The second issue relates to why the new tables/figures, sections etc.that you’ve added to the document aren’t appearing in the TOC/LOT/LOF, or why your changes or deletions aren’t reflected in the TOC/LOT/LOF.Typically, the reason is that you’ve forgotten to update the TOC/LOT/LOF – these lists don’t update automatically.
The only catch is that the entire TOC is a field itself, and if you don't know this, you can mangle it.