How to Delete a Table of Contents in Microsoft Word

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In Brief...

You can delete a table of contents from a Microsoft Word document in two simple steps.

This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft Word: 2010, 2013, and 2016.


  1. Click on the References tab and from the Table of Contents group, click Table of Contents.
    Click Table of Contents

  2. Select Remove Table of Contents from the drop-down menu by clicking on it.
    Select Remove Table of Contents

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