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A year ago on this blog, I looked at a method for forcing line breaks in your table of contents.
An alternative method for this is to make your Table of Contents editable. The steps are outlined below, however I caution you with this method – if you Update your Table of Contents, then you will lose your edits (see last screenshot below).
After you have added a table of contents in your document, you may find that you have long headings that require line breaks in better places than those imposed by OOo Writer.
Edit the Index
Right-mouse-click (or Ctrl-click) and select Edit Index/Table.
You will see the window below.
On the Index/Table tab, you will see the tick box labelled ‘Protected against manual changes’.
Edit the Index/Table Text
Add breaks (Shift+Enter) or change text as desired.
It is important to note that if you update the Index/Table, the changes you have just performed will disappear.
The table of contents will revert to the original.