Table of Contents I: Create an automatic TOC

Table of contents in document

Learn how to automatically create a table of contents, or TOC, in Microsoft Word 2007.

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About this course

This course includes:

  • One practice session for hands-on experience. The practice requires Word 2007.

  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Prepare your document to use an automatic TOC.

  • Create an automatic TOC.

  • Update your TOC.

Before you begin

If you already know how to create a TOC and want to know more about formatting and customizing it, see Table of Contents II: Customize your TOC. If you want to learn about the fields that are behind the scenes in an automatic TOC and learn how to create more than one TOC in a document, see Table of Contents III: Use fields to create a TOC and create multiple TOCs.

Topics in this course

  1. Get started on a table of contents

  2. How it works

  3. Step 1: Prepare your document

  4. Step 2: Create your TOC

  5. Update your TOC

  6. More changes to your TOC?

  7. Practice

  8. Quick reference card

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