How do I create a table of contents in Microsoft Word?

To create a table of contents in Word you must have applied Styles to your chapter and section headings first ( How do I do this? ).

  • Click your mouse in the document where you want the table of contents to appear.

  • In the References tab select Table of Contents .

  • Click on Custom Table of Contents.

  • You can either select one of the Formats provided e.g. Formal, or modify one to suit your needs, and click on OK to create the table of contents

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