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Creating a Table of Contents

When you use outline levels in your document it's easy to create a table of contents. In fact, Word does it automatically. Follow these steps:

  1. Place the cursor where you want the table of contents placed. You can do this in any view, not just Outline view.
  2. Select Reference from the Insert menu; then select Index and Tables. Word displays the Index and Tables dialog box.
  3. Click the Table of Contents tab.
  4. Use the options on this tab to specify the details of your table of contents. The default settings are fine for many applications.
  5. Click OK.

The table of contents is created and will be updated when the document's fields are updated. You can also update it by using the Update TOC button on the Outlining toolbar.

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