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