#Microsoft365 – Inserting a Table of Contents in #MSWord is one of the easiest ways to make your documents look super professional. It’s also one of the only things I know how to do in Word. Yup – I’m honest. My Word skills suck, but I’m getting better at it.

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Table of Contents:

You can insert the Table of Contents – before you have content, which also makes it easier to structure content as you go along. To do this, click on the place where you’d like to add the Index, click on the References Tab (1), then on Table of Contents (2) and choose the style you would like to use (3), this can be changed later:


Once inserted, you’ll receive a message informing you how to add headings into your table of contents:

The table now appears on your Word document. As you start adding content with headings, you can select the heading (1), click on the References Tab (2), click on Add Text (3) and choose the level you would like it to appear on (4):

You have to update the table, do so by right-clicking on the table (1), and selecting Update Field (2), you might have to select whether you want to update only the page numbers, or the entire table (3):

This is what the table will look like. Keep in mind that you have to update the table before finalizing the document to refresh any changes you’ve made. Apart from this being the Index to your document, it also serves to be hyperlinks, which will when clicked on – take you to that place in the Word document. This still works when you save the document as a PDF.



Purpose of this blog challenge:

I will write 365 blogs in 365 days around Microsoft 365. I did a similar challenge with Office 365, blogs can be found here. I won’t just be talking about the new Microsoft 365 subscription model. I will be sharing any news, tips and tricks around Office / Office 365 / Windows / Mobility and Security. And let’s not forget all the great new Apps & services available.  A lot of what I’ll share on Office and SharePoint will also be applicable to none “Office 365” versions.