Add sections to a table of contents

You can update your table of contents to include any sections you’ve added to your document. You can also divide your table of contents into separate sections, with headings at the beginning of each section.

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Add new sections to a table of contents

To add entries to your table of contents, be sure to mark those entries. You can mark them by applying heading style or an outline level, or you can add a TC field code.

 Note    To apply an outline level, select the text, click Add text (References tab, Table of Contents group), and then click the level that you want to add.

  1. Mark the entry that you want to add by applying a heading style or an outline level. Or insert a TC field code.
  2. Click the table of contents.
  3. Press F9.

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Add section headings to a table of contents

You can add section headings to your table of contents by applying a heading style to each section heading and then inserting a table of contents.

  1. Select the section heading.
  2. On the Home tab, in the Styles group, click Heading 1.

Styles group on the Home tab

  1. Repeat steps 1-2 for the other section headings in your document.

 Important    Be sure to apply other heading styles to the lower-level headings.

  1. On the References tab, in the Table of Contents group, click Table of Contents.

Table of Contents group

  1. Do one of the following:
  • Click a pre-formatted table of contents in the gallery.
  • Click Insert Table of Contents, click the number of levels that you want to show in the Show levels box, and then click OK.
  1. To remove the page numbers from the section headings, click the table of contents, and then press ALT+F9 until you can see the TOC field code.
  2. In the field code, type a space, and then type \n “1-1”.
  3. Press ALT+F9 again so that you can see the table of contents, and then press F9 to update the table of contents with your change.

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Applies to:
Word 2010, Word 2007