This lesson shows you how to create a Table of Contents (TOC) in Microsoft Word. It takes you through the two-step process of creating a table of contents in your document, and also shows you how to automatically update the TOC to reflect the content in your document as it changes.
Creating a Table of Contents, or TOC, for a document in Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac is not difficult, but it can be tricky to make it look just like you want it. This lesson takes you through the process of creating a dynamic table of contents that can be easily updated to reflect the content in your document.
When you create a large table in Microsoft Word that spans multiple pages, you'll find on the second and subsequent pages that the table headings don't repeat. In this lesson you'll learn how to configure one or more rows of your table to repeat at the top of the page for every page on which your table appears. This lesson applies to tables in Microsoft Word 2010 for Windows and Word 2011 for Mac (as well as Word 2007 for Windows).
Tables in Microsoft Word are great, but the default settings for tables are sometimes not what you want. In particular, Word will break rows with a lot of text across two pages if it needs to. If you'd rather have Word break tables up between pages so that each row is kept intact and not split across two pages, this lesson will show you how to do it. This lesson covers Microsoft Word 2007, 2010 and 2013 for Windows, and Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac.
Word 2010 offers Table Styles to allow you to apply a style to a table in your document.
One of the challenges that can stump you the first time around is setting the color styles for odd/even banding of tables or columns. This lesson describes how to set these on an existing or custom table style.
If you're using Word to present a table of data that includes numbers, you can use Word's built in formulas to add up those numbers rather than manually calculate them each time they change. This can also eliminate the possibility of error - particularly important if you're producing a sales proposal or an important report.