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Table of Contents II: Advanced TOCs, long documents, and other tables

Table of contents in a document
Explore the ins and outs of advanced tables of contents (TOCs) in Microsoft Word, including using fields and having more than one TOC in a document. Also find out about other types of reference tables.

About this course

This course includes:

  • Three self-paced lessons and three practice sessions for hands-on experience.
  • 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:

  • Create a TOC by using TC fields.
  • Omit items from a TOC by using a field switch.
  • Add more than one TOC to a document.
  • Create a table of figures.

Before you begin

If you don't know how to create basic TOCs and format them, start with the course Table of Contents I: Create a basic TOC.

Imagine that you're working on a book, and you want a separate TOC for each chapter of the book. On this occasion, you'll need more advanced TOCs than you learned about in the first TOC course.

Your book will also need a table of figures. Other reference tables, such as tables of authorities or figures, are created in a process similar, but not identical, to that used for a TOC.

To learn more about this course, read the overview in the center of this page or the table of contents in the left column. Then click Next to start the first lesson.

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