Word is updating the table of contents
To add or update a table of contents in your Word document, select from the links below to view the appropriate steps.
Regardless of the size of your document, using a table of contents can direct the reader to exactly where they need to be.
Click Table of Contents on the References Tab, and choose one of the types of tables of contents available.
The two automatic tables can be updated when you change the heading text, rearrange the order of your content, or change between heading styles.
So, if you create a TOC before you're done with the document, the TOC quickly becomes out of date.
To rebuild a TOC after you make changes, follow these steps: Don't forget to save your file after you update the tables.
The table of contents is a finishing touch on long documents, such as reports, manuals, or books.
Thankfully, you don't have to create and manage one manually, as Word's built-in table of contents tool does the heavy lifting for you.
However, after you create the TOC, none of the changes you make to the document are reflected in the TOC.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.Word will create your table of contents based on these headings, so do this for all of the text you want to show up in the table of contents. Place the cursor where you want the table of contents to appear (usually, the beginning of the document) 3.The only difference between Automatic Table 1 and 2 is the title, which is “Contents” and “Table of Contents,” respectively.
Selecting either Automatic Table 1 or 2 will create the table of contents using the names of the headings.In the Table of Contents window that opens, click the “Options” button. All you need to do is select it and then click the arrow on the menu that appears.