Table of Contents II: Customize your TOC

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Learn how to change the appearance of your table of contents (TOC) and include custom titles and headings in your TOC.

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About this course

This course includes:

  • Three practice sessions for hands-on experience. Practices require Word 2007.

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


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Format a TOC to get it looking the way you want.

  • Include custom chapter titles and headings in your TOC.

  • Include outline levels in your TOC.

Before you begin

If you are not familiar with how to create a table of contents, start with the first course, Table of Contents I: Create an automatic 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

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

  1. Change the appearance of your TOC

  2. Design the look of your TOC

  3. More changes that you can make

  4. Shorten or lengthen your TOC

  5. Make simple changes

  6. Start over: Remove or reset your TOC

  7. Practice

  1. Include custom titles and headings in your TOC

  2. Identify the heading styles used in the document

  3. Include the custom styled headings in your TOC

  4. Practice

Lesson 3

  1. Include outline levels in your TOC

  2. Assign outline levels

  3. Add the outline levels to your TOC

  4. Practice

  5. Quick reference card

Applies To: Word 2007

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