Demo: Let Word manage your table of contents

A table of contents helps those who read your document by presenting the information in handy outline form. Preparing a table of contents used to be a laborious manual process of making sure all the table of contents headings and page numbers matched up with the text—as you worked from first draft to last draft. Now Microsoft Office Word can do it for you automatically. Watch these two demos to learn how to set up a table of contents right from the start and update it through the final version.

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Heading levels make tables of contents easy

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Putting together a table of contents is as easy as 1, 2, 3, especially when you use built-in heading levels as you begin writing your first draft. Then let Word create the table of contents with your headings. Watch the demo to see how to insert a table of contents and make revisions that Word will update automatically.

How to do it (text version):

Tips for working with a table of contents

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In this demo, you’ll see how to make last-minute changes in your table of contents as you prepare to publish your finished document. You can even change styles and formats for the headings and add heading levels. Got a document with a manually produced table of contents? Learn how to easily convert it to an automatic table of contents.

How to do it (text version):

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Applies to:
Word 2007