Article ID: 319821 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q319821
If you are a Small Business customer, find additional troubleshooting and learning resources at the Support for Small Business site.
Expand all | Collapse all

On This Page

SUMMARY

This step-by-step article describes how to create table of contents (TOC) entries that contain no page number, without affecting the numbering for the rest of your table of contents.

This article assumes that you understand how to create a table of contents in Microsoft Word. For more information about how to create a table of contents, go to one of the following Microsoft websites: For more information about how to create a table of contents, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 
285059 How to create a table of contents by marking text in Word
212346 How to create a table of contents and index with field codes in Word
This example shows table of contents entries that contain no page numbers. You can use the following method to prevent table of contents entries from appearing with the same page number.
   Baseball............................................................1
      Origins and Early History
      Development of Baseball Leagues
      Professional Baseball Government
   Current Major and Minor Leagues.....................................2
      American League..................................................2
      National League..................................................3
				
Note In Word, hold down the CTRL key and then click a table of contents entry to move to that page in the document. This works for numbered and unnumbered TOC entries.

How to create a TOC entry without a page number

Word 2010 and Word 2007

  1. In your document, create a table of contents. For more information about how to create a table of contents, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    285059 How to create a table of contents by marking text in Word
  2. Put the cursor at the beginning of the text that you want to appear in the table of contents without a page number, and then select the text.
  3. Click Copy in the Home group.

    Collapse this imageExpand this image
    2707393
  4. Put the cursor at the end of the text that you selected and copied in steps 2 and 3.
  5. On the Insert tab, click Quick Parts in the Text group, and then click Field.

    Collapse this imageExpand this image
    2707394


    Collapse this imageExpand this image
    2707395
  6. In the Field dialog box, select TC in the Field names box.

    Collapse this imageExpand this image
    2707396
  7. Put the cursor in the Text entry box, under Field properties.
  8. To insert your copied text into the Text entry box, press SHIFT+INSERT or press CTRL+V.
  9. Under Field options, do the following:
    1. Select the Outline level check box.
    2. In the Outline level text box, type the indentation level that you want for the text in the table of contents. For example, if you want the text to appear as second-level text, type 2.

      Note If you leave the Outline level text box blank, the text appears left-aligned in your table of contents.
    3. Select the Suppresses page number check box.
    4. Click OK to close the Field dialog box.
  10. Select your existing table of contents.
  11. Click Table of Contents on the References tab, and then click Insert Table of Contents.

    Collapse this imageExpand this image
    2707397
  12. On the Table of Contents tab, click Options.

    Collapse this imageExpand this image
    2707398
  13. In the Table of Contents Options dialog box, select the Table entry fields check box.

    Collapse this imageExpand this image
    2707399
  14. Click OK to close the Table of Contents Options dialog box.
  15. Click OK to close the Index and Tables dialog box.
  16. To replace your existing table of contents, click OK when you see the following message:
    Do you want to replace the selected table of contents?

Word 2003 and Word 2002

  1. In your document, create a table of contents. For more information about how to create a table of contents, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    212346 How to create a table of contents and index with field codes in Word
  2. Put the cursor at the beginning of the text that you want to appear in the table of contents without a page number, and then select the text.
  3. Click Copy on the Edit menu.
  4. Put the cursor at the end of the text that you selected and copied in steps 2 and 3.
  5. Click Field on the Insert menu.
  6. In the Field dialog box, select TC in the Field names box.
  7. Put the cursor in the Text entry box, under Field properties.
  8. To insert your copied text into the Text entry box, press SHIFT+INSERT or press CTRL+V.
  9. Under Field options, do the following:
    1. Select the Outline level check box.
    2. In the Outline level text box, type the indentation level that you want for the text in the table of contents. For example, if you want the text to appear as second-level text, type 2.

      Note If you leave the Outline level text box blank, the text appears left-aligned in your table of contents.
    3. Select the Suppresses page number check box.
    4. Click OK to close the Field dialog box.
  10. Select your existing table of contents.
  11. n the Insert menu, point to Reference, and then click Index and Tables.
  12. On the Table of Contents tab, click Options.
  13. In the Table of Contents Options dialog box, select the Table entry fields check box.
  14. Click OK to close the Table of Contents Options dialog box.
  15. Click OK to close the Index and Tables dialog box.
  16. To replace your existing table of contents, click OK when you see the following message:
    Do you want to replace the selected table of contents?

How to change to a TOC entry that doesn't have a page number

Word 2010 and Word 2007

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Word Options.

    Collapse this imageExpand this image
    2707401
  2. On the Display tab, select the Show all formatting marks check box, and then click OK.

    Collapse this imageExpand this image
    2707402


    Note Next to the text that appears in the table of contents, you now see a TC field without a page number. The TC field resembles the following example:

    Collapse this imageExpand this image
    2707412
  3. Select the TC field. Make sure that you include the opening bracket and the closing bracket.
  4. On the Insert tab, click Quick Parts, and then click Field.

    Note For information about how to use the Field dialog box for a table of contents entry that contains no page number, see steps 5 through 9 of the How to create a TOC entry without a page number section.
  5. Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Word Options.
  6. On the Display tab, clear the Show all formatting marks check box, and then click OK.
  7. Select the existing table of contents.
  8. Press F9 to update the table of contents.
  9. If you receive the following message, select Update entire table, and then click OK.
    Word is updating the table of contents. Select one of the following options:

Word 2003 and Word 2002

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. On the View tab, select the All check box under Formatting marks.
  3. Click OK to close the Options dialog box.
  4. You now see a TC field, similar to the following example, next to the text that appears in your table of contents without a page number:

    Collapse this imageExpand this image
    2707413
  5. Select the TC field, including the opening { bracket and the closing } bracket.
  6. On the Insert menu, click Field.

    Note For information about how to use the Field dialog box for a table of contents entry that contains no page number, see steps 5 through 9 of the How to create a TOC entry without a page number section
  7. On the View menu, click Options.
  8. Clear the All check box under Formatting marks.
  9. Click OK to close the Options dialog box.
  10. Select your existing table of contents.
  11. Press F9 to update your table of contents.
  12. If you receive the following message, select Update entire table, and then click OK.
    Word is updating the table of contents. Select one of the following options:

REFERENCES

For more information about how to create a table of contents without changing the formatting of your text, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
285050 How to use outline levels to create a table of contents (TOC) in Word 2003 and in Word 2002
For more information about how to use the Lead-in Emphasis feature to create a table of contents, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
285059 How to create a table of contents by marking text in Word 2003 and in Word 2002

Properties

Article ID: 319821 - Last Review: June 20, 2012 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Word 2010
  • Microsoft Office Word 2007
  • Microsoft Office Word 2003
  • Microsoft Word 2002
Keywords: 
kbhowtomaster kbsmbportal KB319821

Give Feedback

 

Contact us for more help

Contact us for more help
Connect with Answer Desk for expert help.
Get more support from smallbusiness.support.microsoft.com