I have been trying to help someone here print a 72 page report and something really irritating happens with the table of contents at random times. This document is worked on by multiple people so track changes is turned on. I don’t know if that makes a difference for this or if it is just a TOC problem.
I opened the document earlier and printed several copies of it without any problems. Then I stopped to make sure she didn’t want to go over it one more time before I printed the amount needed. When I went back into it to print the rest the TOC changed all the page numbers to 2. What the hell? It was working perfectly fine when I opened it before, I didn’t make any changes before closing it and didn’t save it. It has been happening off and on the entire time this report has been worked on. I haven’t been able to find a pattern for when it happens. It doesn’t make any sense to me at all.
I closed and reopened it I don’t know how many times to no avail. After looking around online this appears to be a common problem with all versions of word. I came across a post on the MS forums about this very issue and found a work-around. While viewing the document press ctrl+end and then ctrl+alt+i. Why does this key combination work? I have no idea. It is annoying enough that I don’t care why, I’m just glad it worked since we have to print 25 copies of this for a meeting this week.