I see "INDEX", "TOC", or other codes instead of my index or table

Cause: Word is set to display field codes.

Solution:    Change Word settings to hide field codes.

An index, table of contents, or other table is inserted in your document as a field. If you see something like {INDEX}, {TOC}, or {TOA} instead of the index or table, the field code are being displayed instead of field results.

  1. Select the entire document.

  2. Press OPTION + F9 to show or hide all field codes.

    Note: Some keyboards might require you to press FN + OPTION + F9 .

See also

Create or edit a table of contents

Create or change a table of figures

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