Updating toc in ms word
I am in charge of updating a 178 page application user-manual at work. When I click on the UPDATE TOC that appears as a button above the Table of Contents, Word freezes and never recovers (have waited as much as 10 minutes) and I force it to close (Task Manager) "This manual has a Table of Contents, images (screenshots of our application) and text. It does not use any Word 'HEADER' designs, just self-made BOLD text followed-up by bulleted lists." From what I unserstand, you are not using Word's Heading styles.This manual has a Table of Contents, images (screenshots of our application) and text. It does not use any Word 'HEADER' designs, just self-made BOLD text followed-up by bulleted lists. It was originally created in Word 2003, and later updated in Word 2007. while doing some serious updating to bring the manual forward several versions to match our most recent app. If, in fact, that is the case, then you cannot generate an automatic To C.The To C is generated from the Heading 1, Heading 2 Heading 3, etc. These styles cannot be deleted, but you can modify them in your document file or in the .dotx/files.Perhaps this is why the document hangs when you choose Update Table of Contents.Luckily, Word allows you to create a table of contents, making it easy to refer to the relevant sections of your document, and therefore it is a must-do task for document writers.You could create a table of contents manually, but it would be a real waste of time. In this post I will show you how to create a table of contents in Word in an automatic way and also how to update it just in a few clicks.
Later I can also use these headings to update my table of contents. My table of contents looks like this: A Table of Contents also creates links for each section, allowing you to navigate to different parts of your document.I am sure that everyone who reads this article right now had to deal with a really long document in Microsoft Word at least once in their lives. Depending on the project, it might be dozens or even hundreds of pages long!When you have such a big document with chapters and subchapters it turns out to be very hard to navigate in the document searching for necessary information.To do so, you need to open the Table of Contents dialog box.
The dialog box appears and displays the Table of Contents tab where you can customize the style and appearance of your table of contents. Once you make any changes to your document structure, you have to update the table of contents yourself. It is a good idea always to choose "Update entire table" in case you have made any other changes.
So now you have assigned the first main section of your document. Go on scrolling through the text and selecting the primary section titles. They will appear in your table of contents as the main section titles.