Customizing your Table of Contents in Word 2016

See also: How to create a Table of Contents in Word 2016

Customizing your Table of Contents

Step 1
Select a line in the Table of Contents and use the Styles Inspector to view its style

Step 2
If you redefine this style then Word will automatically change all the entries of the same type. The new formatting will apply even if you recreate the table later

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updating your Table of Contents

 

Step 1
As you continue to work with your document, text may move to different pages, pages may be inserted or deleted, and new headings may be added

 

 

 

Step 2
Click Update Table to rebuild the Table of Contents. You’ll be given the choice of updating the entire table or just the page numbers of the existing entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't-Forget-New

 

If you’ve added or removed items for your Table of Contents then make sure you select “Update entire table” rather than “Update page numbers only”.

 

 

 

 

Manually defining your Table of Contents

When you click the “Table of Contents” tool to create the Table of Contents, as well as the predefined styles there’s an option “Custom Table of Contents”. This will display a dialog where you can choose which text styles to use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want to know more?

 

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See also: How to create a Table of Contents in Word 2016