Want to add a table of contents to your Word document, one that can be easily updated if you change your doc? All you have to do is format your Word document appropriately. Format your document using heading styles found on the Home tab, e.g., Heading 1, Heading 2, and so on.
Word will create your table of contents based on these headings, so do this for all of the text you want to show up in the table of contents. Place the cursor where you want the table of contents to appear (usually, the beginning of the document) 3.
Microsoft Word can scan your document and find everything in the Heading 1 style and put that on the first level of your table of contents, put any Heading 2’s on the second level of your table of contents, and so on.
Or you want/don’t want the dot leaders running up to the page numbers.
Since the Styles control the formatting of the entries in the Table of Contents, we need to modify the Styles to correct the formatting.
And just when you’re about to pat yourself on the back for having an automatic Table of Contents in your document, you notice something’s a little … First, we go to the References tab and find the Table of Contents menu on the far left: That brings us to the Table of Contents dialog box. which will take us to the Style dialog box: This dialog box lists all of the Styles associated with Table of Contents entries.
Suffice it to say you just want to alter the format of it. To fix the Table of Contents, I basically replace it. first, we select the entire Table of Contents with the mouse and hit Delete.
Topics include: formatting page numbers, using chapter templates, footnotes, images, and figures.