Word will automatically create a Table of Contents page if a document
is designed using Heading and Paragraph styles (see the Styles
section). Follow the steps on this page to create a Table of Contents.
Mark Table of Contents Entries
- Highlight a heading that you would like to appear in the Table
of Contents (TOC).
- Press ALT+SHIFT+O and the Mark Table of Contents Entry
box will appear.
- Entry - Rename the entry if you would like a different
heading to appear in the TOC.
- Table identifier - Select "C".
- Level - Choose "1" for first-level heading,
"2" for second-level heading, etc.
- Click the Mark button.
- The document will be toggled to "reveal codes" view
and notice the TOC field code. To hide all codes click the Show/Hide
on the standard toolbar.
- Select another heading to add to the TOC, or click the Close
button on the Mark Table of Contents Entry dialog box.
Generate a Table of Contents
After you have marked all the headings for your TOC, follow these
steps to generate the Table of Contents.
- Place the cursor where you would like the TOC to appear in the
- Select Insert|Index and Tables from the menu bar.
- Customize the appearance of the TOC from the Table of Contents
tab. You may choose a preset design from the Formats drop-down
menu. A preview of each design will be shown in the Print Preview
- Check the Show page numbers box if you would like page
numbers to show on the TOC. Check the Right align page numbers
box if the page numbers should appear on the right side, then
select the Tab leader between the heading and the page
number. Uncheck the box if the page numbers should appear right
next to the heading.
- Click OK.
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