Learn how to insert, modify, and update a table of contents in your Word document; and see how you can use Word’s built-in heading styles and the multilevel list option to make your text look good.
If you are a document writer, this article will be very useful for you. You will learn how to insert a table of contents into your document, modify and update it just in a few clicks. Also, I’ll show you how to make your document look good using Word’s built-in heading styles and the multilevel list option.
I am sure that everyone who reads this article right now had to deal with a really long document in Microsoft Word at least once in their lives. It could be an academic paper or a lengthy report. Depending on the project, it might be dozens or even hundreds of pages long! When you have such a big document with chapters and subchapters it turns out to be very hard to navigate in the document searching for necessary information. Luckily, Word allows you to create a table of contents, making it easy to refer to the relevant sections of your document, and therefore it is a must-do task for document writers.
You could create a table of contents manually, but it would be a real waste of time. Let Word do it automatically for you!
In this post I will show you how to create a table of contents in Word in an automatic way and also how to update it just in a few clicks. I’ll use Word 2013, but you can use exactly the same method in Word 2010 or Word 2007.