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Create a Table of Contents in Word for Mac 2011

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Introduction to Table of Contents
Introduction to Table of Contents

Introduction to Table of Contents

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Adding a table of contents to your Word for Mac 2011 document can actually be pretty easy, as long as you have the proper formatting in your documents. Once the formatting is set-up, inserting a table of contents into your Word Word for Mac 2011 documents takes just a few clicks.

You can create your table of contents two different ways. The most common way is to use styles, such as Heading 1, Heading 2, and Heading 3, and Heading 4. Microsoft Word will automatically pick of these styles and add them to your table of contents.However, this formatting is not reflected in your table of contents entries, it is just used to mark text to be picked up when creating the table of contents. You can also let Word guess. If you are not using styles, you can insert a manual table of contents and Microsoft Word for Mac will guess at what to include in the table of contents; however, you can update it manually.

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