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Document Generation: Table of Contents does not update

Community Beginner ,
May 11, 2022 May 11, 2022

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In my testing of the Document Generation service, I have found that a Table of Contents specified in the Word template does not get updated after the JSON data merge and before the PDF is rendered. Is this a limitation of the service or is there a way to get the Table of Contents to update?  

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Adobe Employee ,
May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022

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Can you share an example of your source Word doc and data so I can confirm? If so I can file a bug.

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Community Beginner ,
May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022

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Thanks for looking into this!

Word doc and sample output are attached.

Data:

 

{
"customerName": "Kane Miller",
"customerVisits": 100,
"itemsBought": [
{
"name": "Sprays",
"quantity": 50,
"amount": 100
},
{
"name": "Chemicals",
"quantity": 100,
"amount": 200
}
],
"totalAmount": 300,
"previousBalance": 50,
"lastThreeBillings": [
100,
200,
300
],
"photograph": "data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAEAAAABCAQAAAC1HAwCAAAAC0lEQVR42mP88h8AAu0B9XNPCQQAAAAASUVORK5CYII="
}

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Adobe Employee ,
May 13, 2022 May 13, 2022

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So, from what I can see, TOCs in Word are *not* automagical. Ie, if you add a new heading in the Word client, it will *not* update the TOC, you have to do it yourself, so I think this is expected.

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Community Beginner ,
May 13, 2022 May 13, 2022

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Where do we log feature requests as this would be very useful to have? I have used another Word merge API in the past and it had options to update TOC and other Fields (equivalent to Ctrl+A then F9 in Word).    

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May 13, 2022 May 13, 2022

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Yall can't - I can - and I'm doing so now.

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