Updating automatic table of contents

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To create a table of contents that’s easy to keep up-to-date, first apply heading styles – Heading 1 and Heading 2, for example – to the text that you want to include in the table of contents.

For information on heading styles, see Add a heading.

Thumbnail images representing the different TOC styles are displayed in the gallery and they adopt the current theme in your document.

Below, the theme in use by the document was Equity and you can see that the TOC uses those colours.

When you create a table of contents, Word takes the entries from the document headings.

The entries and page numbers are inserted automatically as fields.

Here’s what you need to consider before deciding to link a table or graph from Excel to Power Point: If you still want to link the cells from Excel to the slide in Power Point, scroll down to see how to do it.

If you don’t use linking, how can you easily update the data in a presentation each time without a lot of extra work?

You don’t have to retype the data and you get a Power Point table that can be formatted and edited at the last minute if needed.A table of contents (TOC) provides a quick reference point for your document, giving the reader a brief overview of where to find what content.When you insert a table of contents in Word 2010, Word searches through your document looking for items marked for use in the TOC.Word finds those headings and uses them to build the table of contents and can update the table of contents anytime you change the heading text, sequence, or level.If you choose Manual Table, Word will insert placeholder text that creates the look of a table of contents. You can customize the way a table of contents appears.

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