This guide will help you use Microsoft Word for your dissertation. Topics include: formatting page numbers, using chapter templates, footnotes, images, and figures. Some screenshots may come from a previous version of Word, but remain relevant. Automatic Table of Contents You cannot generate any automatic tables without first using styles effectively throughout your document.
Place your cursor where you want your table of contents to be. If you want to change the style of your table of contents e. If you want to change which headings appear in your table of contents, you can do so by changing the number in the Show levels: pulldown.
Click OK to insert your table of contents.
Place your cursor where you want your list to be. In the Table of Figures dialog box, select the label for which you want to make a list from the Caption Label pulldown. Click OK when you are done. Appendices An important thing to remember when dealing with appendices is the fact that the start of the Appendices must be included in the Table on Contents while each individual appendix cannot be included.
To create a new style for the Appendices heading: In the Home ribbon, expand the list of styles with the More button on the bottom right-hand corner of the box containing the style options. This is not the same as expanding the Style group! Creating a basic table of contents Modify your table of contents Update a table of contents Make your document look good Heading Styles The key to creating a quick and easy contents page is to use Word's built-in heading styles Heading 1 , Heading 2 , etc.
Highlight the title or the text you want to be the title of your first main section Go to the HOME tab in the Ribbon Search for the Styles group Choose Heading 1 from the group So now you have assigned the first main section of your document. Multilevel Listing I want my table of contents to be more presentable, so I am going to add a numbering scheme to the titles and subtitles of my document. Highlight the first main title. Keep the ball rolling throughout the document for all of your sections. Creating a basic table of contents Now I have my document well-prepared with the titles as Heading 1 and the subtitles as Heading 2.
My table of contents looks like this: A Table of Contents also creates links for each section, allowing you to navigate to different parts of your document. Modify your table of contents If you are not satisfied with the look of your table of contents, you can always change root and branch of it.
Click within the table of contents. Select the " Custom Table of Contents Make sure that you have chosen " From Template " in the Formats box Click the Modify button at the bottom right to open the following window The Modify Style dialog box displays: Make changes to the formatting and click OK Select another style to modify and repeat When you have completed the editing, click OK to exit Click OK to replace the table of contents Update a table of contents A Table of Contents is a field, not ordinary text.
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Search for:. If you have a lengthy heading and only want part of it in the Table of Contents, this can be done beginning I believe with Word using a Style Separator. You need to modify the Styles. Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Featured on Meta. Was this information helpful?
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