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How do you add a table of contents, or TOC, to your document?
How do you add a separate table of contents for each section?
How do you create a table of contents for multiple documents?
Last night at a poetry reading, a couple of my poet friends said, "Yes, we're going to watch your video again, because we need to remember how to do TOCs."I thought that maybe it's time for a roundup of all our Help content for tables of contents.(Remember, it's all about the styles.)
Create a table of contents
This covers the basics for adding a table of contents from the gallery or a customized table of contents in Word 2010. We also have Help for Word 2007 and Word 2003.
Change the levels in a table of contents
If you want to show only one level in your table of contents or if you want to show six, you can adjust the settings.
Format a table of contents
You can change the formatting of the table of contents text so that your changes stay every time you update the table of contents.
You can add sections to your table of contents. You can also add a separate table of contents to each section.
Create a table of contents for multiple documents
You can compile a table of contents that includes entries from multiple documents.
Video: Word of the week: TOC (changing levels and formatting) shows you how to adjust your table of contents in Word 2010.
Video: Create a manuscript (Part 1) shows you how to add a manuscript in Word 2007.
Training course: Table of Contents I, Table of Contents II, and Table of Contents III walk you through tables of contents in Word 2007, with practice sessions along the way.We also have instructions for adding a table of figures and a table of authorities.Best wishes with all your tables.-- Joannie Stangeland
How do I open Office?
It depends on your operating system. If your computer uses Windows 7 or Windows Vista, click the Start button, click All Programs, click Microsoft Office, and then click the program that you want to open. If your computer uses Windows XP, click Start, and then click to see the programs and look for Microsoft Office.
I have tried that, but it says that it cannot be opened. Try again or repair in control panel. I don't know how to repair in the control panel.
It does depend on which versions of things you're running. Here's an article to get you started: office.microsoft.com/.../repair-or-remove-office-2010-HA010357402.aspx.
I'm new to this site, but I am very curious about Tables of Contents and have been reading avidly. I currently have a table of contents in Word 2007 that I am trying to make from documents that have two headings in the same style next to each other, a title and a number. The title is on the left of the page, the number is on the right, but I want the table of contents to read number title.........page. e.g. 001 Mountains............3.
Sadly, at the moment all I can get it to do is read
Is there anything I can do about this - can I tell the table to take the number first and put it all on the same line - should I be encasing the number in a field code of some type? Is what I want to do even possible?
Your advice would be much appreciated.
Wondering about Word --
I'm not sure, but I'll look into this.
Anything you can find out will be much appreciated.
You can definitely do this by inserting TC fields and adding the text that you want in quotation marks. Then, when you build your table of contents, you include the \f switch (or in the Table of Contents Options dialog box, select the Table entry fields check box). The only problem is that this doesn't feel very automatic, because you have to insert all those TC fields. But it will give you the results you want. For more information, see office.microsoft.com/.../field-codes-tc-table-of-contents-entry-field-HA102017492.aspx.
Thank for all the good related info. Also found another good page about TOC in Word 2007.
Including the link
I've got a contents page, page numbering issue. I need the page references to read 1-1, 2-1, 3-1 etc on the contents page. It was doing that, but has now reverted to ignoring the section number and only acknowledging the page number making it appear like the everything starts on on page 1.
Any ideas on how to fix this?
Are you using field codes for PAGE and SECTIONPAGES? If you're using a prebuilt design from the gallery, which one?
I'd like to take the existing Contents pages, copy to another new document ... and then tweak the formatting and PRINT the thing out. however, when I try to it turns page numbers into "Error! Bookmark not defined." I can convert a Table to Text, why not a TOC?
A table is static text, but the TOC is generated dynamically. If you separate the TOC from the bookmarks it's looking for, it breaks. The best way to print it is to just print those pages, without taking it out of the document. The next best way (if it's on one page), is to take a screen shot of it (or use the Screen shot tool in Word 2010).
And when you're tweaking formatting, be sure to check out the "Format a table of contents" that's linked to in the post above. Follow those instructions to add formatting that will stick even when you update the TOC.