Microsoft Word Tip 5: Add a Table of Contents

by Apr 25, 2019

When preparing a paper, manual or report for work that involves more than one section to it, the addition of a ‘table of contents’ can help the reader get to exactly what they need. Including this roadmap also adds a polished quality to your work and can be done in a few simple steps. Best of all as your document expands and sections move from 1 page to another, with just two clicks you can update the table again.

Here are the steps to take for adding a table of contents to your document:

Step 1: Locate and select the section titles in your document and then select the ‘style’ called ‘Header 1’ from ‘Home’ tab.

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Step 2: In the ‘References’ tab, Select ‘Table of Contents.’  The first automatic option works well.

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Step 3: To update the table of contents later, simply click it and select ‘Update Table

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You can also change text to the Header 1 style by right-clicking selected text and selecting the option from ‘Styles’.    The ‘format brush’ from the first article on Microsoft Word Tips can also help speed up the process of making section titles in your document Header 1 format.

About the Contemporaries Series on Microsoft Word Tips:  Microsoft Word has a leading share of the market for word processing software, and the odds are that you will use it at some point if you are not already. You may even use to prepare your resume for your next job. With this in mind, Contemporaries, Inc. is doing a series of articles on Microsoft Word Tips.

 

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