Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Compiling the Manual TOC
The Mark Table Of Contents Entry dialog box remains open on your screen so that you
can continue to add table of contents entries as needed. To choose the next entry, simply
double-click it in your document. When you click back in the Mark Table Of Contents Entry
dialog box, the entry in the first field changes to reflect your choice. Set the options you
want and click Mark. When you’re finished adding entries, click Close.
Compiling the Manual TOC
When you’re ready to generate the table of contents using the entries you’ve added
manually, begin by clicking to position the cursor at the point where you want to add the TOC.
On the References tab, click Table Of Contents, and then click Insert Table Of Contents
from the gallery that appears. In the Table Of Contents dialog box, click the Options button
in the lower-right corner. Now select the Table Entry Fields check box. This adds the TOC
entries to the table of contents.
To find out more about the Table Of Contents Options dialog box, see the section titled
“Customizing a TOC,” on page 714.
Click OK twice to close the dialog boxes. Word adds the new TOC at the insertion point.
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Display Only Your Manual Entries
If you want your table of contents to include only the entries you’ve added manually,
display the Table Of Contents dialog box by choosing Insert Table Of Contents from the
Table Of Contents gallery. Click the Options button in the lower-right corner of the
dialog box. In the Table Of Contents Options dialog box, clear both the Styles and Outline
Levels check boxes. Click OK to save your settings and then click OK a second time to
return to the document. Press F9 to update the TOC; only your manual entries should
appear.
Choosing a TOC Format
When it comes to formatting your tables of content, simplicity is the rule. You want your
readers to be able to find the content they need easily, so keeping the design of the TOC
as clear as possible is a good idea. The simple table of contents format gives you a
standard TOC with right-aligned page numbers, dot leaders, and left-aligned headings. You can
choose from a number of specially-designed TOC formats so that your table of contents its
the style of your publication.
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