- Open the document that you wish to work with.
- Scroll down to the desired page, and then click on the References tab (top-left).
- Click the Table of Contents drop-down menu (top-left), and then select Automatic Table 1 or Automatic Table 2.
Optional: If you’re comfortable with Word formatting, there are options here for custom tables, and creating a table manually.
- Scroll to a section of the document that you would like to appear in the table, and highlight the appropriate header or title for that section. Click on the Add Text drop-down menu (top-left), and then select a level for that section (Level 1 is a primary section, and 2 and 3 are sub-sections).
- Click on Update Table, then Update Entire Table. Your desired section should now be reflected in the Table of Contents.
- Repeat as necessary.
- All done! It is wise to create a Table of Contents early in the creation of the document, as older, larger documents tend to develop formatting issues that may conflict with simple table management.