Table of contents:
To create a table of contents that’s easy to keep up-to-date, apply heading styles to the text you want to include in the table of contents. After that, Word will build it automatically, from those headings. For example: If you are writing a book with chapters you could apply the Heading 1 style to each of your chapter titles. You might apply the Heading 2 style to each of your sections within those chapters.
Word uses the headings in your document to build an automatic table of contents that can be updated when you change the heading text, sequence, or level. If you use a Manual Table of Contents style, Word won't use your headings to create a table of contents and won't be able to update it automatically. Instead, Word will use placeholder text to create a dummy table of contents, and you'll need to manually type each entry into it.
If you want to format or customize a table of contents, you can. For example, you can change the font, the number of heading levels, and whether to show dotted lines between entries and page numbers. And hyperlinks are also created that link the headings in the table of contents to the headings in your document.
When you create a book, as you know, you may have to provide an overview of your book by adding a table of contents. There are many tables of content of styles available in MS-Word and you can use them as you like.
How to add an automatic designed table of content to the document from the MS-Word store?
Select References Menu =>
Click Table of Contents Tool =>
Click Automatic Table 1 =>
Type your texts in the table.
If you have any question in References menu, please state all your questions through comment box.
For more understanding, look at the screenshot please:
Customize the Table of content:
After you have created a table of contents in Word, you can customize the way it appears. For example, you can change the layout, change the text formatting, select how many heading levels to show, and choose whether to show dotted lines between the entries and the page numbers.
Keep the cursor in already inserted table of contents =>
Click References tab =>
Click Table of Contents =>
Click Custom Table of Contents =>
As you want, make your changes in the Table of Contents dialog box (You’ll see what they look like in the Print Preview and Web Preview areas).