Word provides options for automating the creation of a table of contents, table of figures, and table of authorities.
Text to be included in a table of contents can be identified three ways: by applying a heading style, assigning a level, or marking text as a field entry.
Mark text as a field entry at the Mark Table of Contents dialog box. Display this dialog box by pressing Alt + Shift + O.
Creating a table of contents involves two steps: applying the appropriate styles to or marking text that will be included and inserting the table of contents in the document.
To insert a table of contents, position the insertion point where you want the table to appear, click the References tab, click the Table of Contents button, and then click the desired option at the drop-down list.
If you want the table of contents to print on a page separate from the document text, insert a section break that begins a new page between the table of contents and the title of the document.
If you make changes to a document after inserting a table of contents, update the table by clicking anywhere in it and then clicking the Update Table button in the References tab or pressing F9. Update a table of figures or table of authorities in a similar manner.
Remove a table of contents by clicking the Table of Contents button in the References tab and then clicking Remove Table of Contents at the drop-down list.
Create a table of figures by marking specific text or images as captions and then using the caption names to create the table. Mark captions at the Caption dialog box. Display this dialog box by clicking the Insert Caption button in the References tab.
Insert a table of figures in a document in a manner similar to that used to insert a table of contents. A table of figures generally displays at the beginning of a document, after the table of contents.
A table of authorities is a list of the citations in a legal brief or other legal document and pages on which the citations appear.
When you mark text for a table of authorities, find the first occurrence of a citation, mark it as a full citation with the complete name, and then specify a short citation at the Mark Citation dialog box. Display this dialog box by clicking the Mark Citation button on the References tab or pressing Alt + Shift + I.
Insert a table of authorities in a document in a manner similar to that used to insert a table of contents or figures. A table of authorities generally displays at the beginning of a document.
Delete a table of figures or a table of authorities by selecting the entire table and then pressing the Delete key.
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