Table of contents not updating
(Note: A Microsoft Word table of contents—or any TOC, for that matter—shares many features with an outline.
It’s the “snapshot” of your document’s body.) We’ll be working with MS Word’s built-in styles and using the term quite a bit, so if you need a refresher before we begin, have a look at our MS Word styles tutorial first.
Go to the item that has a problem and right-click on it.2.
Select “Toggle field codes” This displays our page code:3. We need to make the first line identical to the second line, like so (remove the absolute path and convert it in to a relative link): Now we can save our file as a PDF and the issue should be resolved.1. If the issue isn’t solved, try saving and closing your document, then reopen it to publish your PDF file.2.
Now for the solution…Clicking on our PDF Table of Contents items (which come from the text in our text boxes) currently give us this error message: Look familiar? The link is an absolute path even though the location is within the same file.Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.You've built a Table of Contents in Microsoft Word using the Styles feature to mark the TOC entries or by marking them manually.Yes, there are other ways to modify TOC entries (if you're already comfortable with Styles), but I prefer this method because it doesn't involve me searching all over the document for each Style and modifying it separately. First, we select the entire Table of Contents with the mouse and hit Delete.Next, we can re-define the Table of Contents the way we want.