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Chapter 6. Advanced Word Processing > Creating a Table of Contents

6.13. Creating a Table of Contents

Word's Table of Contents (TOC) feature shines in its versatility. Once you've built a table of contents in Word, you can use it to navigate your document (just as you might with the Document Map); you can custom format it to get just the look you want; you can save yourself the task of updating page numbers if you add or delete text from your document (which can be a major pain); and you can use it as a Web site map (because in Online view, a Word Table of Contents is automatically hyperlinked).

6.13.1. TOC the Easiest Way: Using Built-in Headings

If you have a well-organized document, and you've used Word's outliner or one of its built-in heading styles (Heading 1, Heading 2, and so on) to introduce each new topic, Word's Table of Contents feature was made for you. Go directly to step 1 below.


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