Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Generating a table of contents
3 Toward the top of the Navigation pane, ensure that the Headings
tab is selected. Then, verify that the Navigation pane displays all the
headings that you want in the table of contents, that they form the
correct outline, and that the Navigation pane doesn’t display any
text that should be excluded.
4 If you want to include a paragraph that doesn’t appear in the Nav-
igation pane, or one that has the wrong heading style, click in that
paragraph and apply the correct heading style.
If you don’t want a paragraph that appears in the Navigation pane
to be included in the table of contents, apply a style that is not
included in the table of contents (for example, Normal or Body
CAuTIon On the References tab, in the Table of Contents
group, clicking the Add Text button opens a gallery containing
the entries Do Not Show In Table Of Contents, Level 1, Level 2, and
Level 3. These commands act differently depending on the style
currently applied to the paragraph at the cursor.
If the current style is Normal or one of the built-in heading styles
from Heading 1 to Heading 9, the Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 com-
mands apply the styles Heading 1, Heading 2, and Heading 3, respec-
tively, and the Do Not Show In Table Of Contents command applies
the Normal style. If the current style is any style other than Normal or
the nine built-in heading styles, the commands change the paragraph’s
outline level without changing the paragraph’s style.
This variable behavior can easily lead to confusion, so you should
avoid the Add Text button. Instead, apply the correct paragraph styles
from the gallery on the Home tab or from the Styles pane.
sEE ALso For more information about applying styles, see
“Formatting with styles” on page 90.