If you've ever had to prepare a table of contents manually, you'll appreciate how thoroughly Word automates the process. Word can do in moments what used to take hours.
In the next few sections, you'll learn the quickest ways to compile tables in your documents. You'll learn a few tricks for getting your tables of contents to look exactly the way you want them to, when Word doesn't do the job as automatically as you might like. You'll even learn how to instantly create a table of contents that appears in a frame on a Web page—a task that previously required painstaking HTML coding.
If you're planning a document that will have a table of contents, be sure to use Word's heading styles (Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3, and ...