WORD Insert a table of contents in longer documents
If you are working on a longer document (for example, a book or business plan containing many chapters and sub-sections), it’s a good idea to insert a table of contents at the beginning of your document.
To do this, highlight the first chapter title, then click Heading 1 in the Styles section of the Home tab (top right). Now highlight the first section title within this chapter, then click Heading 2 in the Styles section. Repeat this process for all chapter titles (Heading 1) and section titles (Heading 2) in your document.
Click a point at the start of your document. Next, click the References tab, then the ‘Table of Contents’ dropdown menu at the top left to see the different
options available (see screenshot below left). Click to select the one you want. You’ll now see all your chapters and any sub-sections listed in a table of contents – with the correct page numbers for each.