Next click Table of Contents and then select either Automatic Table 1 or Automatic Table 2.
To start off, select your first chapter or heading by highlighting it in your document.
Making an 'automatic table of content' Instructions from MS Office: The information in your document must first be formatted using Heading Styles. Under General, click the down arrow beside Formats. In the Show Levels box, click the down arrow to reflect the number of levels you wish to show in the table of contents. Move your mouse over one of the entries in the Table Contents.
I have converted my Word doc to PDF and will be inserting a number of PDF docs into it. How do I update the Table of Contents inside Acrobat?
(adapted from a ‘Writing Tip’ email I recently sent to work colleagues [Word 2007 environment]) *************** Bottom line: Before releasing your document, turn off Track Changes then update the Table of Contents, List of Tables, and List of Figures so that they reflect the current headings, captions, and page numbers.
No more spending your time tracking down and proofreading page numbers!
You guys have no idea how happy that makes me, so let’s cover how to create a table of contents in Word 2016 for Mac.
Dealing with the table/figure Track Changes by accepting/rejecting them usually sorts this out.
After accepting/rejecting the change, update the LOT/LOF and all should be well again. I’m not sure what causes this, but turning off Track Changes and updating the TOC/LOT/LOF should fix it.
Any heading that you wish to have appear in your TOC will need to have a specific heading style applied to it, Heading 1, Heading 2 or Heading 3.
Heading styles can be found under "Styles" in the Home tab.
There are several ways you can update these lists, but the safest way that seems to work properly every time, is to use the ‘Update Table’ buttons on the References tab in Word.