The formatting of a table of contents does not always appear exactly as you would like. You can easily modify the fonts, colours indents etc. You can also apply these to different levels of the table of contents to make it easier to differentiate between multiple sub-levels of headings.
Formatting a Table of Contents
You can format your table as you create it or format once created.
- Select References Tab
- Click on the Table of Contents drop down list
- Select Custom Table of Contents
- Once the Table of Contents window is open you can start to Modify the table
- Select Modify
- Select the Level of your TOC you would like to format and select Modify
- Select the Formatting changes you would like to make
See the examples below
Basic – default selection
Updating Table of Contents
- To update the table, place the cursor within it and press <F9>.
- Highlight the TOC right click and select Update Fields.
- When the Update Table of Contents dialog box appears select the Update entire table option.
- Click OK.
This update will take into account page numbering, dialog changes and new text insertions.
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