Microsoft Word gives us option to create automatic table of contents for our documents or books. Here you can see how to create table of contents in Word 2007 / 2010.
See how to create table of contents and how to update it.
Prepare you document in Microsoft Word. I have created a small document as an example, you can use your own word file.
Click on Styles arrow to show the Style windows, see screenshot below.
Now start applying styles to headings and sub headings according to its level
Heading 1 > Chapter heading
Heading 2 > Content heading and so on. For more detail see screenshot below.
Now insert table of contents, Click on References tab and then Table of Contents, right click on predefined Automatic table of contents option and then select suitable option like Insert at Beginning of Document.
View after inserting table of contents.
If you already have page numbers in your document header or footer then skip this step.
To insert page numbers in Word document click on Insert tab then Page Number and select a page numbering preset.
Update table of contents
If you have made some changes in your Word document after inserting Table of contents then you need to update this Table.
To update Table of contents click inside the table and then click on Update table option.
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