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Generating a table of contents from applied styles

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Video: Generating a table of contents from applied styles

Word 2007 makes generating a table of contents fast and easy. We've already done our ground work by applying our styles to both of these documents. So, let's have Word generate our table of contents for us, and I'll show you why I had you style both documents. In our first exercise file, press Ctrl+Home on your keyboard. We're going to insert a section break. To do that, go to the Page Layout tab, go to the Page Setup section, then go to Breaks, up here at the top-right of the section, and click on the down arrow next to it.

Generating a table of contents from applied styles

Word 2007 makes generating a table of contents fast and easy. We've already done our ground work by applying our styles to both of these documents. So, let's have Word generate our table of contents for us, and I'll show you why I had you style both documents. In our first exercise file, press Ctrl+Home on your keyboard. We're going to insert a section break. To do that, go to the Page Layout tab, go to the Page Setup section, then go to Breaks, up here at the top-right of the section, and click on the down arrow next to it.

And what we're going to do is put in a section break next page. So you might see this division right here that says Section Breaks, and underneath of it is Next Page. Click on that. Now, what we need to do is go above that section mark, so we're going to do Ctrl+Home again, and we're going to have Word automatically create our TOC for us, using Word's TOC default settings. So we're going to go to the References tab. We're going to go to Table of Contents and scroll down here.

You'll see Automatic Table 1 and Automatic Table 2. If you hold your mouse over each one of these, you'll see that the description in the tooltips is almost exactly the same here. It says Automatic table contents (labeled Table of Contents) that includes all text formatted with Heading 1-3 styles. So, we'll create that for you. The difference I found is one says contents here, and the other one says table of contents. Both of them include just three levels: Heading 1 through 3.

So, what we're going to do is we're going to click on Automatic 2 to create our table. Now, scroll up, and there it is. Pretty darn easy. But what if you want to create a table of contents based on your styles instead of Word's heading styles? What if you named your styles something other than Heading 1? Word is smart, but not smart enough to know which style we want to use. So, let's see how to tell Word what we want. It's just a few more steps.

Let's go to exercise file number two. In this document, we've already applied our own heading style called Ca Heading 1. We're going to click on Ctrl+Home to go above the section break. Then we're going to go to References and then the Table of Contents, which is over at the far left, and click on the down arrow. And instead of choosing one of the Automatic Table of Contents, because it won't work, it only will look for Heading 1 through 3, and we need to use Ca Heading 1, so go down to Insert Table of Contents and click.

Now, where it says Show levels, we only need to show one level, because we only inserted Ca Heading 1; that's the only level we need. So, you can change the Show levels to 1. Then go to the Options button, and right now it says, Build table of contents from Styles. It also has checked Outline levels. Underneath the styles, if you scroll down, you'll see Heading 1 is selected.

We don't have Heading 1. We have Ca Heading 1. So, take this 1 out of here, and you'll see that the check mark next to Heading 1 goes away. So just delete that, and then scroll up, and we want to find Ca Heading 1, and we want the TOC level to be level 1. Each level, 1, 2, 3, et cetera, is formatted differently by TOC styles. Click on OK, and we're going to go to Formats, and where it says From template, click on the down arrow.

We're going to select Formal, and then click on OK, and there's our TOC. Now, I'm going to zoom in a little bit on this. You can make yours larger if you want, as well. It created the TOC for us. The page numbers are correct, but we need to adjust our table of contents so it better fits on our page, and take a wild guess what we use to format your TOC. You got it, styles.

We'll be learning about that in our next movie. We've learned how to create a table of contents using Word's Automatic default Table of Contents settings and how we can create a TOC from our own styles, using Word's Formal Formatting styles. Next, we'll adjust our table by modifying Word's built-in TOC styles.

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Word 2007: Styles in Depth

43 video lessons · 6770 viewers

Mariann Siegert
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  1. 2m 27s
    1. Welcome
      1m 35s
    2. Using the exercise files
      52s
  2. 22m 26s
    1. Why use styles?
      4m 25s
    2. Creating your first style
      4m 3s
    3. Displaying styles in use with the Style area
      3m 59s
    4. Viewing formatting applied to a style
      4m 24s
    5. Overview of the five types of styles
      5m 35s
  3. 28m 27s
    1. Using the Styles pane to apply styles
      5m 9s
    2. Applying styles using the Apply Styles box and alias names
      3m 54s
    3. Using the classic 2003 Style box
      4m 58s
    4. Replacing one style with another using Find and Replace
      3m 22s
    5. Using table styles to add professional design
      2m 58s
    6. Formatting numbered and bulleted lists using styles
      8m 6s
  4. 34m 3s
    1. Naming conventions and aliases for styles
      2m 53s
    2. Creating a paragraph style by example
      7m 21s
    3. Creating character styles
      6m 12s
    4. Creating a new style by definition
      5m 56s
    5. Basing one style upon another
      6m 13s
    6. Making custom table styles
      5m 28s
  5. 18m 33s
    1. Updating a style to match selected text
      3m 49s
    2. Modify styles using the Style Inspector
      7m 0s
    3. Automatically modifying styles
      3m 41s
    4. Modifying table styles
      4m 3s
  6. 12m 56s
    1. Applying styles with a click
      4m 29s
    2. Saving a selection as a new Quick Style
      2m 55s
    3. Adding and removing styles in the Quick Styles Gallery
      5m 32s
  7. 16m 50s
    1. Formatting an entire document with one click
      3m 17s
    2. What makes Quick Style sets work?
      6m 25s
    3. Saving custom styles in a new Quick Style set
      7m 8s
  8. 15m 15s
    1. Applying styles to build a table of contents
      7m 8s
    2. Generating a table of contents from applied styles
      5m 0s
    3. Modifying built-in table of content styles
      3m 7s
  9. 7m 26s
    1. Defining and using a new list style
      7m 26s
  10. 15m 10s
    1. Copying styles between documents and templates
      6m 56s
    2. Deleting unneeded styles and Quick Style sets
      4m 39s
    3. Renaming styles
      3m 35s
  11. 13m 46s
    1. Navigating using styles
      5m 4s
    2. Using and assigning style keyboard shortcuts
      5m 49s
    3. Printing a list of styles and keyboard assignments
      2m 53s
  12. 17m 26s
    1. Setting font, document, and template defaults in Word 2007
      6m 26s
    2. Setting sort order and styles to show
      6m 22s
    3. Editing, hiding, recommending, and restricting styles
      4m 38s
  13. 13s
    1. Goodbye
      13s

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