Section 3

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      3. How to generate a Table of Contents

       

      Once you have the titles and sub-titles set to Heading styles it's easy to generate a TOC.
      You need to click the cursor to the place where you want to insert the TOC, then use the built-in feature

      Note, if you make any modifications in the document that cause shifting of page numbers or you alter titles, you need to update the TOC! .
      Update by right-clicking on the table of contents and select "Update entire table" from the dialogue box.


      3.1 Generate the Table of Contents

      • in Word 2003:
        Select from the menu Insert >> Reference >> Index and Tables >> select the Table of Contents tab on the dialogue box.

        Find TOC inserting in the menu

      • in Word 2007 - 2013:
        Select References tab >> Table of Contents group >> Table of Contents icon.
        You will find two Automatic Table options listed first. They show only Heading 1 to Heading 3 levels in the TOC, no matter how many levels more you have in your document.
        Should you wish to include more than 3 levels of Headings, select the Custom Table of Contents (2013) or Insert Table of Contents (2007-2010) option at the end of the list. 

        Insert Table of Contents in Word 2010
         


      3.2 Hint 1: You might have extra text lines appearing in the TOC that should not be there

      Extra text lines appearing in the TOC This means you have text in your document left by accident in Heading, Footnote, Reference or some other Style.

      To erase such content from the TOC permanently:

      • Reset the Style of these fragments to Normal (Same way as to erase empty lines from the DocMap, described in Topic 2, Hint 2.)
      • If necessary adjust formatting to the required font type and size.
      • Update the TOC by right-clicking on the table of contents and select "Update entire table" from the dialogue box.

       

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