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Document Map in MS Word 2007 going bonkers

Document Map in MS Word 2007 going bonkers

I’m working on a large project report in Microsoft Word 2007 and have been using the document map to generate the index. I have been carefully selecting the headers that need to be added to the document map, but I saved the document and opened it up today to work on it – the document map has added whatever it pleases there.

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Total answers/comments: 5
Guest [Entry]

"There's a problematic section in your Word file that’s causing this.

The part of your document with the most errors in the Document Map, is the one. Extract this to another file. Then copy & paste the remaining contents to a new document and it should be clean. :)"
Guest [Entry]

I encountered many errors like this while tracking changes. The document map attempts to parse the changes instead of ignoring them and can result in errors. If you are tracking changes, try accepting all, or turning off tracking and deleting any changes to headers or heading numbers.
Guest [Entry]

"I had a similar problem. The document map for my thesis no longer showed some of my headings (despite all using the standard heading style).

Ctrl+A in a new doc restored the document map to its correct form."
Guest [Entry]

"I have had the same problem. Here is my solution (which might be similar in principle to others posted here):
Apply the style “Heading 1” to the very first line of your document. After this, Word will no longer change your outline settings. At least it doesn't in my files."
Guest [Entry]

"I solved this by selecting the faulty text
and pressing Ctrl+Q (clear paragraph formatting)."