Word 2007 provides different options for inserting a table of contents in a document. First, you can opt to insert a pre-formatted table of contents. Or, you can insert a customized table of contents in your document.
Decide whether you want to customize the formatting of the table of contents before you insert it in your document.
To insert a pre-formatted table of contents, position your cursor where you would like to insert the table in your document. Open the References ribbon. In the Table of Contents section, click Table of Contents. In the dropdown box that appears, select Automatic Table 1 or Automatic Table 2.