Troubleshoot a table of figures or table of authorities

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ShowWhen I create or update a table of figures, some entries are missing or a message appears instead of the table.

ShowThe text {TOC} appears instead of my table of figures.

A table of figures is inserted in your document as a field (field: A set of codes that instructs Microsoft Word to insert text, graphics, page numbers, and other material into a document automatically. For example, the DATE field inserts the current date.). If you see something like {TOC} instead of the table of figures, the field is being displayed instead of field results (field results: Text or graphics inserted in a document when Microsoft Word carries out a field's instructions. When you print the document or hide field codes, the field results replace the field codes.). To view the results for the table of figures, select the entire table of figures field, including the braces, {}, and then press SHIFT+F9.

ShowI made changes to my document, but the changes don't appear in the table of figures or table of authorities.

ShowThe figures in my table of figures are not in sequence.

If you add, delete, move, or edit text in a document, you need to update the table of figures (table of figures: A list of the captions for pictures, charts, graphs, slides, or other illustrations in a document, along with the numbers of the pages the captions appear on.) and you may also need to update the figures themselves. To do this, press CTRL+A to select the entire document, and then press F9.

ShowI see "passim" instead of page numbers in my table of authorities.

If a single citation (citation: A reference to a specific legal case, statute, or other legal document.) has five or more page references, Microsoft Word can replace the page numbers with "passim." To display the page numbers instead, clear the Use passim check box on the Table of Authorities tab of the Index and Tables dialog box.

Applies to:
Word 2003