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Word: How to Add a Table of Contents to a Document in 3 Steps

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Take your Word documents from fine to fabulous with these 3 easy steps to adding a table of contents to your reports, proposals and presentations. Printed documents with a table of contents appear more sophisticated, and onscreen documents with a table of contents feature hot-link navigation to make it easy for readers to jump immediately to specific sections. Your readers will quickly find the information they need – and you will look like a rock star!

1. Apply Heading Styles

  • On the Home tab, highlight the text you want to include in the table of contents
  • Apply a Style such as Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3, etc. to each of your document headings


2. Insert A Table Of Contents

  • Place your cursor where you want your table of contents in your document
  • Go to the References tab
  • Click the Table of Contents group in the upper left corner and choose the table you like

 

3. Customize your table of contents

  • Select Custom Table of Contents
  • Under General, select the number of levels you want in your table of contents
  • Click on Options to change which Styles are included in your table of contents



Voila!


Simply fabulous.

Learn more about adding special features to your table of contents.