Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Creating a Table of Contents from TOC Fields.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated May 25, 2013)
Word allows you to create a table of contents using your own TOC specifications. You do this by first inserting TOC fields in your document (as described in the previous tip) and then compiling the actual TOC. To compile the TOC, follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Table of Contents tab of the Index and Tables dialog box.
Figure 2. The Table of Contents Options dialog box.
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