How do I create a table of contents?

To automatically insert a table of contents in Microsoft Word, follow these steps:

  1. Apply heading styles throughout the document.
  2. In the references section in the ribbon, locate the Table of Contents group.
  3. Click the arrow next to the Table of Contents icon and select Custom Table of Contents.
  4. Select which levels of headings you would like to include in the table of contents.
  5. Click OK.

Make sure to update your table of contents if you move text or change headings. To update, simply right click and select Update Field.