Remember how easy it was to create a Table of Contents in Excel? Well, this time, we are going to give it a try on Word 2010. TOC (Table of Contents) in Word is just as easy and can be accomplished in quick time, provided you have added the right styles when preparing your document. Styles refer to the HTML Styles such as Heading 1, Heading 2, and so on up to Heading 9, that you find on the Home tab on the Word 2010 Ribbon. In this post, let’s take a look at how to create Table of Contents in Word.
How to Create Table of Contents in Word
1. Apply Heading to your documents content. Select the text you want to convert to a heading. On the Home tab, in the Styles group, in the Styles gallery, select a Heading Style.
2. Once the appropriate heading styles are applied throughout the document, head over to the beginning of the document. You can press Ctrl+Home to get there.
3. Select the References tab. In the Table of Contents group, from the Table of Contents drop-down list, select a TOC style.
The TOC is now generated at the beginning of the document.
How easy was that! In a few simple steps, you’ve got yourself a pretty professional looking TOC.
There’s quite a bit more to setting up TOC. You can customize a TOC by changing the styles, adding, or removing a style and so on. The cool factor is that the Update Table option in the Table of Contents page lets you refresh the changes made so you don’t have to manually regenerate the TOC each time you make a change.
If you have created a TOC and have a tip or two to share with us, let us know in the comments section.