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Word - Table of content
Several persons would like to have a table of content in their document but believe that it is too difficult to create as well as to update. Word helps you in the creation of the table of content, thanks to the styles. Furthermore, it's very easy to update.
There are two stages for the creation of a table of contents. It's necessary to mark the text and to give it a style. Then, you must generate the table of contents with the options of your choice. Above all, it's necessary of the text.
Write the following text:
This is a small example of document. Your document should consist of titles for each section of your document and the text. To create the table of contents automatically, you must give a "style" to each of the titles that you want copied into the table. It is only after this step is completed that you can generate a table of contents at the appropriate place.
From the text that was written, it's now necessary to put a style in the titles "Introduction", " Initial situation ", " Determination of the problem " and "Development". As for a text that has subjects and sub-subjects, table of contents also. It's for that reason that you must put the right "style" in the right subject.
Make a block with the title "Introduction".
The introduction is a main subject of any document. So, the appropriate style is " Title 1 ". At the very beginning of one of the toolbars, you'll find the list of the styles. It is generally under the "Normal" style.
Press the small triangle pointing down.
From the list of the possible styles, select the option " Heading 1 ".
To be able to have the text in the table of contents, you should give a style to this text. At the time of the creation or of the update of the table of contents, Word fetches the text that has a style of type " Title 1 ", " Title 2 " or " Title 3 " to insert it then into the table of contents. The style of type " Title 1 " is for the main subjects of your table of contents. The style " Title 2 " is for the sub-subjects and so on. For this example, there are only two levels. The main subjects are "Introduction" and "Development".
the same thing for the text "Development".
When you'll have marked all the titles that you want to find in your table of contents, you will be able to create it.
your cursor in the place where you want to place the table of contents in the
You have to choose a style of presentation as well as to choose the other options. The outline gives you an idea that will look like your table of contents ended time. Make sure that your table of contents shows the number of levels that you need. The following characters help better to align the numbers of pages in the title that is connected with it. select the style that will go best according to your needs. Here is the result by using the "From template " format.
If you press the button Options, you can determine if the entrances(entries) of the table of contents result from the list of the styles or the fields of entry of table.
If you bring last minute changes to you`re document. For example, you add a paragraph or pictures. This can change the place of all the titles of your document. It's so necessary to update it before putting back(handing) the document or printing it.
Click on the table of contents.
The text of your table of contents will be selected. This is normal.
Click on the right mouse button.
Word will show you the following screen.
The word processor offers you two possibilities for the update. If you did not add a text with styles, you can choose the first option: Update the numbers of page only. If, on the other hand, you added, to remove or to change of the text for the table of contents, select the second option: Update all the table.
You noticed certainly that as you applied a style to the titles of your document that its presentation changed. You can determine the speed(look) of your titles to your taste.
From the Format menu, select the Styles and Formatting option.
Select the presentation style you wich to change. In this case, select Heading 1.
You can modify several aspects of your titles. For the example, we are going to concentrate on the characters.
the font as well as the size and the color of the text your choice
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