Custom table of contents

  • Print Preview displays an example of how your table of contents looks in a document with the settings that you have chosen.

  • Web Preview shows how your table of contents looks on the web. By default, headings use hyperlinks rather than numbers. When you click an entry in the table of contents, it takes you to that heading. If you clear the Use hyperlinks instead of page numbers box, you see standard numbers with tab leaders.

  • Show page numbers toggles the page numbers and tab leader on or off.

  • Right align page numbers puts your page numbers along the right margin of the page. Clear the box to put the page numbers next to the headings.

  • Tab leader gives you a drop down to select different styles of leaders, such as dots (default), dashes, or a solid line. Select (none) to turn tab leaders off.

  • Formats lets you preselect different table of contents styles.

  • Show level adjusts the number of heading levels (provided your document has multiple levels) you see in the table of contents.

  • Options lets you choose the styles to use to build your table of contents, such as multiple headings, headers, footers, comment text, etc.

    Note: Heading choices are reflected back and forth with the Show level setting. For example, if you set 3 levels to show, headings 1, 2, and 3 will be checked under Available styles:

  • Modify sets the indentation and style used on the table of contents entries. Use Modify in the Style dialog to make finer changes.

  • OK saves your changes and returns to the document.

  • Cancel discards your changes and returns to the document.

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