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When you unlink a table of contents to make editing changes to it, the text of the table of contents is underlined and formatted with the color blue.
NOTE: To unlink a table of contents, select it and press CTRL+SHIFT+F9. When the table of contents is unlinked, it becomes regular text and cannot be updated when you press F9.
When Word inserts a table of contents, Word adds the "\h" switch by default. The "\h" switch inserts TOC entries as hyperlinks.
Use one of the following methods to work around this problem.
Method 1: Remove Direct FormattingAfter you unlink the table of contents, remove the direct formatting applied to the text of the table of contents, using the following steps:
Method 2: Delete the TOC "\h" SwitchBefore you unlink the table of contents, delete the "\h" switch from the TOC field using the following steps:
Method 3: Insert a Table of Contents Field ManuallyDo not use the Index and Tables command on the Insert menu to insert a table of contents. Instead, use the Field command on the Insert menu, using the following steps:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
For more information about tables of contents, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
212346For more information about tables of contents, click Microsoft Word Help on the Help menu, type table of contents in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/212346/ )How to create a table of contents and index
Article ID: 210112 - Last Review: February 9, 2006 - Revision: 1.1