How to add a table of contents in word mac

By Geetesh Bajaj, James Gordon.

Word 2011 for Mac: Make a Table of Contents Automatically

Choose to make a Table of Contents automatically; otherwise, select the Manual Formatting option. In the Document Elements tab of the Ribbon, look in the Table of Contents group and click the tab at the bottom-center of the gallery.

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If you choose an Automatic option, based on the heading styles you used in the document, Word creates a quick TOC for you! How fast and easy is that? But what if you want more TOC style choices?

No problem! Select the entire TOC that you put into your document.

How to Create a Table of Contents in Word for Mac

Right Align Page Numbers: This check box aligns page numbers left or right. In the screenshots, the text is omitted for simplicity. Click it to reveal a drop-down list of the various ways that Word can format your table for you. The table created in the steps above will list the current names of your defined headings and subheadings, along with the current page number of each.


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Filed Under: Step 1: To start off, select your first chapter or heading by highlighting it in your document.