If her words, thoughts or pictures have helped you, or made money for you, then please consider making a donation in her name to the Women's Cancer Foundation.This article explains how to update the Table of Contents (Contents Page) or Table of Figures or Table of Tables in your Word 2007, 2010 or 2013 document, which could be a report, dissertation, thesis, book or anything else.Although a Table of Contents will update to match the actual contents “automatically”, you have to tell it to do so.This is how to update your Table of Contents so that it matches what your reader will find in the actual document. w=645" class="aligncenter wp-image-10172 size-full" style="border:1px solid #000000;" src="https://libroediting.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/1-update.png?w=645&h=431 645w, https://libroediting.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/2-update-field.png? w=150&h=100 150w, https://libroediting.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/2-update-field.png? w=300&h=200 300w, https://libroediting.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/2-update-field.png? w=768&h=513 768w, https://libroediting.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/2-update-field.png? w=1024&h=684 1024w, https://libroediting.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/21207w" sizes="(max-width: 645px) 100vw, 645px" / Once you’ve clicked on Update Field, you are given the choice of Update page numbers only or Update entire table: update page numbers or all fields " data-medium-file="https://libroediting.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/3-update.png? w=300" data-large-file="https://libroediting.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/3-update.png? w=645" alt="update page numbers or all fields" srcset="https://libroediting.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/3405w, https://libroediting.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/3-update.png?w=150 150w, https://libroediting.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/3-update.png? w=300 300w" sizes="(max-width: 405px) 100vw, 405px" / In the second case, when you’ve manually amended the contents page, if you choose Update entire table, it will over-ride your manual change and replace it with the exact text that is in your heading in the main document, and you’ll have to manually update it again.Font (in older versions of Word) or use the tools on the Home tab (in newer versions of Word).And don't use the font size or bold buttons on the toolbar or ribbon. To modify the Table of Contents itself, you need to display the Table of Contents dialog.
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Related pages How to number headings and figures in Appendixes in Microsoft Word – includes information on creating a table of contents when you have appendixes in your document How to use the Document Map in Microsoft Word – the Document Map roughly mirrors your table of contents This article is copyright.
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The automatic table of contents is generated by the use of stylized headers.
When you create a table of contents, Word takes the entries from the document headings.