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Table of Contents III: Use fields to create a TOC and create multiple TOCs

Table of contents in document
Explore the ins and outs of advanced features for table of contents (TOCs) in Microsoft Word 2007. Learn about the fields that are behind the scenes in an automatic TOC and learn how to create more than one TOC in a document.

About this course

This course includes:

  • Two self-paced lessons and two practice sessions for hands-on experience. Practices require Word 2007.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; tests are not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Understand and use the fields that make up a TOC.
  • Add two (or more) TOCs to a document.

Before you begin

If you don't know how to set up and create a TOC, start with the basic course, Table of Contents I: Create an automatic TOC Then learn how to change the appearance of your TOC in Table of Contents II: Customize your TOC.

Imagine that you want to exclude page numbers from just one level in your table of contents; what could you do? There's nothing in the Table of Contents dialog box to help. We'll show you how to accomplish this task with an advanced feature called fields.

Or if you've inherited a poorly formatted document that needs a TOC, it may be faster to build your TOC using fields rather than styles or outline levels.

We'll also show you how to create separate TOCs for each chapter of a book. On this occasion, you'll have a few choices, some of which involve using fields.

To learn more about this course, read the text in Goals and About this course, or look at the table of contents. Then click Next to start the first lesson.

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