Adding a Table of Contents

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Adding a Table of Contents

Adding a Table of Contents

Table of contents entries are automatically marked when Heading Levels are applied within a document. Text which has the Heading 1 style applied to it automatically becomes a top level entry within the table of contents. Text which has the Heading 2 style applied to it automatically becomes a second level entry.

You can add a table of contents even if you haven't applied heading levels in your document, but it's a little more work. You would have to manually enter the headings and page numbers, and the Update Table function, described below, is not available. Your instructor will explain this in more detail later in this lesson.

To add a table of contents to a Microsoft Word document:

  1. Place your cursor in your document where you would like the table of contents to appear.
  2. Click on the REFERENCES tab and from the Table of Contents group, click Table of Contents:
  3. Select one of the options from the drop-down menu by clicking on it:
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