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Insert a Table of Contents

The easiest way to insert a table of contents is to use the heading styles in the document as the headings in the table of contents. The heading styles used provide structure to the document. For example, heading 1 styles identify the top level headings and heading 2 styles are sub headings.

Insert a Table of Contents

  1. Format the document with the required heading styles
  2. Click in the document where you want the table of contents to appear
  3. Click the References tab on the Ribbon
  4. Click the Table of Contents button
  5. Insert a table of contents

  6. Select the table of contents you want to use from the list

Update a Table of Contents

When the content of a document is changed, the table of contents can be updated to include the new or changed data.

  1. Right click on the table of contents and select Update Field
  2. Or click on the table, click the References tab on the Ribbon and click Update Table

    Or click on the table and press the F9 key

  3. The Update Table of Contents window appears. Select Update page numbers only if content has been moved, or Update entire table if content has been changed
  4. Update table of contents options

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