Updating table of contents in word
So now you know how to insert, format, and update a table of contents in Word. It’s the software we use in most of our document formatting work. Check out this table of contents to see how entries for sections and subsections can appear.
The automatic table of contents is generated by the use of stylized headers.(Note: A Microsoft Word table of contents—or any TOC, for that matter—shares many features with an outline.It’s the “snapshot” of your document’s body.) We’ll be working with MS Word’s built-in styles and using the term quite a bit, so if you need a refresher before we begin, have a look at our MS Word styles tutorial first.Sadly, there are few letters in the alphabet before the "B" for "Built-In".
If you want your custom tables of contents to appear before the Built-In category, but there is no name between "A" and "Built-In" that suits you, then put a space at the beginning of the category name. A space is alphabetized before a letter, so " Shauna" will be displayed before "Built-In".Here's how you do it: You can customize the table of contents by changing the font used and the number of levels and by indicating whether to use dotted lines.