Word’s Table of Contents (TOC) tool makes it easy to generate a table of contents with page numbering automatically inserted, the only requirement is that you must apply heading styles to the text you want to appear in the TOC.
Word comes with a number of built-in styles ready to format document headings, text and lists. You can modify the original styles if you prefer a different look. It is always better to modify a built-in style to the way you want, rather than create a new style. This knowledge-bite shows you had to change a built-in style.
Word’s document Styles is one of the greatest time-savers you will ever come across! The bigger your document, the more time they will save. This knowledge-bite covers the essentials of applying a style – two different methods.
If you are upgrading from Word 2003 to 2007 (or even 2010) you may need a hand figuring out how to use Styles. Start here with the essentials – how to access the Styles panel and the Apply Styles pane. (Once you know, its not a pain!)
Why are styles important and why use them?
Have you ever bought a bottle of ketchup with a “new improved recipe” only to be disappointed with the flavour? Well it’s a bit like that with Normal style in Word 2007 and Word 2010.