Microsoft Word 2016
Table of Contents


Creating a Table of Contents

The easiest way to create a table of contents is to use the built-in heading styles for headings throughout your document.

References tab << Table of Contents


Click the arrow in the right hand bottom corner of Table of Contents, as shown below.  This will give you a list of Built-in Automatic Tables.


Once you have made your selection, click on Automatic Table 1 or 2, this will automatically insert your Table of Contents based on your selection.


To make formatting changes to your Table of Contents << Select Custom Table of Contents


Once you have selected the Custom Table of Contents, the following dialogue box will appear and you can make any formatting changes here.


To change the Tab leader << select the box shown below;


You can also increase or decrease the levels of the headings, as shown below;



Updating a Table of Contents

If you make changes to your document that changes the Page Numbers or Headings you will need to update your Table of Contents.

Select the Table of Contents and at the top you will get an Update Table menu.  Select Update entire table and the changes will be made.