It’s the “snapshot” of your document’s body.) We’ll be working with MS Word’s built-in styles and using the term quite a bit, so if you need a refresher before we begin, have a look at our MS Word styles tutorial first.
Also, I'll show you how to make your document look good using Word's built-in heading styles and the multilevel list option.
So now you have assigned the first main section of your document. Go on scrolling through the text and selecting the primary section titles. They will appear in your table of contents as the main section titles.
Want to add a table of contents to your Word document, one that can be easily updated if you change your doc? All you have to do is format your Word document appropriately. Format your document using heading styles found on the Home tab, e.g., Heading 1, Heading 2, and so on.
To update the table of contents--for example, if you changed the heading title or page numbers have changed: 1.
Click anywhere on the table of contents, then click Update Table… Choose to update either the entire table or just the page numbers.