Create a simple table of contents for a Web page in Word

Applies to
Microsoft Office Word 2000

Make it easy for visitors to navigate from place to place on your Web page by inserting a table of contents that stays visible in a vertical frame on the left side of the page. When you click a link in the left frame, the section of the document that corresponds to the link is displayed in the frame on the right.

Displays an original Word document with headings and a Web page that uses the same headings to create a table of contents.

How it works

You can quickly create a simple table of contents in Microsoft Word if you start with a Word document that contains built-in or custom heading styles. Just like a table of contents in many print documents, a Web table of contents is built from headings.

Open your Word document. On the Format menu, point to Frames, and then click Table of Contents in Frame. (If you have a new document that has not already been saved, Word will prompt you to save it before the table of contents can be created.)

Word automatically creates the table of contents in a frame that appears on the left side of the screen. Each item listed in the table of contents is a link to a section in the document. When you click the link, the right frame displays the appropriate section of the document.

Making changes to the table of contents

You can customize a table of contents made with the Table of Contents in Frames command the same way you customize a table of contents made with the Index and Tables command (Insert menu, Table of Contents tab). For example, you can select how many heading levels you want to include, or change the indentation of the headings in the table of contents.

Another way to make changes is to work directly in the document:

  • To add or delete a title in the table of contents, you can add or delete titles in the document that contains the headings. To update the table of contents so that it displays your changes, click in the table of contents and press F9.
  • Titles in the table of contents are indented by their heading levels. To change the indentation of any title, you can change the heading level applied to it in the original document. To update the table of contents so that it displays your changes, click in the table of contents and press F9.
See also

For more information, type Customize your table of contents in a scrollable frame in the Office Assistant or on the Answer Wizard tab, and then click Search.

For more information about working with frames pages, type Create frames in the Office Assistant or on the Answer Wizard tab, and then click Search.