Need white text headings (1 word) highlighted black. There's a cat


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PianoMan

I have a two-part question surrounding TOC and text formatting.
THE SCENARIO:
I'm trying to create a TOC based on section headings in a manual, but the
section headings are actually textboxes rather than text within the document
body.
To make the TOC process easier, I have converted the document to use Syles.
To create a TOC, I think the section headings need to be in Header Style #1.

THE PROBLEM:
I want the section headings formatted a certain way AND I want the section
heading to appear on every page (so you can open the workbook to any page and
know what section you are in).

QUESTION #1:
Can I tell the TOC to ignore redundant headings, or maybe to only pay
attention to certain headings?

QUESTION #2:
If answer to Question #1 is "Yes"...how do I achieve the formatting I want
without using a text box? Can this be done using frames from the draw
menu--or will frames also give me a problem when I create my TOC?

FORMATTING SPECS:
I want the section heading to appear like a banner across the top of each
page, so that the banner background is black and the right-aligned text is
white. I was using a textbox to create this effect, but that prevents me from
creating a TOC.
I tried the Text Highlighter (highlighted white text with black "marker")
but that only puts the black highlight on the text itself--I need the black
"banner" to span the width of the page.
I have been leary of attempting this with Headers since I did not think you
could use headers to create a TOC.

Any thoughts?
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

You can add shading to any paragraph (and any paragraph style, including
Heading 1). It extends the width of the paragraph, which can be controlled
with indents as required. If text color is set to Automatic, it will become
white when you apply black shading. But you won't be able to print black to
the edge of the page.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 
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Doug Robbins - Word MVP

Define the Heading 1 style so that it has the attributes that you want -
Font color and Paragraph alignment and shading (It is NOT necessary to use a
text box for the shading, it can be applied to a paragraph)

Use that style ONLY for the headings that you want to appear in the Table of
Contents and set the Table of Contents so that it is created from the
Heading 1 style only (rather than the default of Headings 1, 2 and 3.



--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com
 
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PianoMan

Thank you both for the tips.
I had tried shading before but got stuck because I was right-aligning the
text.
It did not occur to me to use indents as a way to shade the entire line!
It works great!
I'l test out the TOC tips as well.
 

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