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Table of Contents I: Create a basic TOC

Three different methods of marking text: heading styles, outline levels, custom styles

There are three ways to mark text for a table of contents: heading styles, custom styles, and document outline levels.

There's more than one way to mark text for a table of contents. As you saw in the earlier practices, using built–in heading styles in your document is a quick and easy way of building a TOC. But you can also create your own custom styles. And, if you're fond of outlining, you can create a document outline and use the different outline levels as entries for your table of contents.

There may be times when you don't want entries of the same level in the TOC to have the same formatting in the document. For example, you may want each entry to be a different color in the main document, but not in the TOC.

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