In the previous post Table of contents in Word you can read how to create automatic table of contents. This post will focus on how you can modify and manage the appearance of the Table of contents.
When we left the document in “Table of contents in Word” we had a table of contents that looked something like this:
If you want to change the style and appearance of the list, you must enter the “Table of contents” and select “Insert Table of Contents”. Here you can choose from ready-made style sheets.
Using “Tab leader” you can choose if you want the dots or lines to lead to the page number. You can also choose the ready-made style sheets using “Formats” and using the “Show levels” function you can ad heading levels.
To manage the Table, and change the font, size, and indentation manually, you use the “Modify” function. Make sure to select the title you want to change and press the “Modify”. In this case, TOC 1 is the same as Heading 1.
Once in the “Modify” function you can change the text style template from Times to Arial, size, color, or you can adjust the indentation and spacing. You have to manage your various levels individually. When you are finished, simply press “OK” .
After some random changes the table of contents might look something like this:
Note. it does not hurt to play with the options, if it looks strange just change it back. There is no risk that the headings disappear. The table of contents is always based on the headings you have in the document.