Use the Index/Table tab to set the attributes of the TOC.
Change the title
To give the TOC a different title, type it in the Title field. To
delete the title, clear the Title field.
Set the type of index
In computer terminology, a table of contents is one of several
types of indexes. Be sure the Type of Index is set to Table of
Contents. (In the chapter on indexes, we’ll use this same
dialog but choose “Alphabetic Index” and a different set of
options. We won’t look at the other index types.)
Choose the scope of the table of contents
From the for drop-down list in the Create index/table area,
select Entire document. There is an additional option to
create a TOC for just the current chapter.
Change the number of levels included
Writer uses up to 10 levels of headings when it builds the
TOC. To change the number of levels, enter the required
number in the Evaluate up to level box.
Protect against manual changes
To prevent the TOC from being changed accidentally, select
the Protected against manual changes option. The TOC
can then only be changed using the right-click menu or the
Insert Table/Index dialog. If the box is not checked, the TOC
can be changed directly on the document page, just like
other text, but any manual changes will be lost when you
Create a table of contents from an outline
Select the Outline option to create the TOC using outline
levels; that is, using paragraphs formatted with the styles
specified in the Outline Numbering dialog. This is the method
used for most books.
Create from index marks
Not normally used for a TOC, so deselect this option. We’ll
look at index marks in Chapter 10.
Customizing a table of contents
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