By default, the boxes for Styles and Outline levels are checked, and the box for Table entry fields is not.If you scroll through the styles list, you will see a number beside certain styles.If the Title and Subtitle styles are available in your document, they will be numbered 1 and 2, respectively. The Styles list showing heading styles and levels What many users dont realize is that all of these numbers can be changed.You can delete the numbers that are there (if you dont want the built-in heading styles to appear in your TOC), and you can put whatever number you want beside any style in the list.
Some of the tricks detailed in the present article also require editing the TOC field; if you have never edited a Word field, you can find instructions for editing any field later in this article.By default, if you promote a Body Textlevel paragraph to, say, Level 1, Word will accomplish this by applying the Heading 1 style.But you can also change the level without changing the style. Figure 2 shows the Table of Contents dialog with the default settings in a Blank Document based on the Normal template (in Word 2003 and earlier; in Word 2007 and above). The Table of Contents tab of the Index and Tables dialog Only rarely will you want to insert Words default TOC, without making any changes.Issues peculiar to Word 2007 and above are discussed at the end of this article.Some specific TOC effects can be achieved only by editing the TOC field that Word inserts.