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Exclude multiple headings in table of contents

I have multiple headings I'd like to now show up in the table of contents. 

I can get it to not show one of them, but I don't know how to add multiple. 

I saw somewhere online to put this:   (|)

but should there be a space between the heading title and that symbol or after or not at all? 


For example I have two headings called "purpose" and "Jump to" - Purpose excluded is working but how do I add "jump to" to also be excluded? 

purpose(|)jump to   ?

Thanks :) 

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Bill Bailey
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Jan 07, 2022 • edited

Hello @Addie Hutchins  yes, in the macro settings, there is exclude headings. The docs say:

Filter headings to exclude according to specific criteria. You can use wildcard characters.

If the headings you want to exclude areOverviewandSummary, enterOverview|Summaryin this field.

Full documentation is here 

For the example provided in the documentation, any headline with the word "Overview" in it is excluded. Headings with the text "Overview", "Overview of Work", "Executive Overview", "My Overview is the Best Overview" are all excluded.

The correct regex to use to match only "Overview" or "Summary" headings is:


^ is beginning of string. $ is end of string.

Note: TOC does not use any newline characters

Note: The Preview pane is not accurate.

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The Preview Pane is displaying the accurate things for me once I got the format right :) 

@Ryan Canfield thank you! Works for me! Spent ages and couldn't figure out what was wrong.


I can write RegEx in a heartbeat, if I know that I need to write RegEx! I think the in-app hint is very misleading...

Enter one or more expressions, separated by commas, to filter out certain headings

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Pramodh M
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Jan 08, 2022

Hi @Addie Hutchins 

No Space is best practice even though space works!!

and case sensitive!!


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