Table of Contents
A Table of Contents (TOC) is commonly used in large manuals, lengthy reports, or any time a page reference to topics is desired. It is good practice to create the TOC on its own page rather than embed it within text on a page.
Rule #1: The TOC will link to Heading Styles.
Rule #2: Apply Heading Styles before creating the TOC.
Be aware of the 4 ribbons involved in making the TOC project run smoothly:
- Home ribbon, Styles group
- View ribbon, Navigation pane
- Insert ribbon, Page Number
- References Ribbon, Table of Contents
Apply the Heading Styles:
- Select the “Topic text” to work with.
- Click the Home ribbon and select Heading 1 in the Styles group.
- Continue in that same fashion to apply Heading 1 to all the main topics.
- Apply Heading 2 on the “Sub Topic text”; there are two instances of subtopics.
- Apply Page Numbers
- Insert Ribbon, Page Number, Bottom of Page, and choose any of the options you like.
- Insert a Page Break after the Table of Contents title on page 1.
- Click at the end of the “Table of Contents” title (This places the insertion point where the page break will occur.)
- Press Ctrl + Enter, or click Page Layout, Breaks, “Page”
- Create the Table of Contents on Page 1
- Move your insertion point below the Table of Contents title on page 1
- Click the References ribbon
- Click Table of Contents
- Choose the top Automatic Table 1
Check for accuracy by using the Navigation Pane options or pressing Ctrl + Click on any TOC entry to make sure it sends your insertion point to the matching location within the document.Login to download
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