Creating a table of contents in Microsoft Word


A table of contents can be used to help you find your way through a long document by creating links to headings throughout your documents. Word can do this most effectively if you use styles Heading1, Heading2 and Heading3 when creating headings and subheadings within your documents; when you activate the Table of Contents feature, Word attempts to build the contents table by searching your document for headings and then sorting the headings based on heading levels.

To create a table of contents if using Microsoft Word 2003 or earlier versions:

1. Click at the place in the document where you want your table of contents to appear.

2. Click Insert – Reference – Index and Tables. The Index and Tables dialog box will be displayed.

Index and Tables dialog box

3. Click the Table of Contents tab.

4. Select a format from the Formats drop-down list. Samples of the formats will be…

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