Word table of contents not updating
As Stefan and I have already told you, making manual changes to a Table of Contents (or any other field, for that matter) is basically a waste of time.If you must make changes to a TOC, you will have to unlink the TOC field first (that is, convert it to text). However, if you explained what you are trying to accomplish, perhaps Paul or I could suggest an alternative method to do it.
Word will create your table of contents based on these headings, so do this for all of the text you want to show up in the table of contents. Place the cursor where you want the table of contents to appear (usually, the beginning of the document) 3.
I see that sometimes when I press it, it automatically changes the TOC without asking what I want it to do. It's just automatically updating the entire TOC, and thus removing quite a bit of manual work I had to do on this long TOC.