There are a few basic steps to creating a Table of Contents in a document. Apply heading styles and then insert the Table of Contents. Word has a built-in Table of Contents in its Ribbon for both Mac and Windows versions of Microsoft Office. Microsoft builds in fonts and styles associated with each heading accordingly, but if you would like them to be different than the built-in formatting then follow along below!
|Change the default formatting before you get started (Mac | Windows):
|For Google Docs, you can change the formatting at the same time text is designated a Heading|
|Assigning Heading Styles in Word for Mac and Windows:
|Assigning Heading Styles in Google Docs:
|Insert a Table of Contents in Word for Mac and Windows:
|Insert a Table of Contents in Google Docs:
Made changes to a document? Don’t forget to update your Table of Contents!
Mac and Windows: right-click on the Table of Contents block and choose “Update”
Google Docs: click the “Update” icon to the left of the Table of Contents