Customizing your Table of Contents
Select a line in the Table of Contents and use the Styles Inspector to view its style
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
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
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
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.
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