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Auto updating table of contents in word 2016

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To find out how to create Tables of Figures and Tables of Tables, please refer to this article.

We’ll refer to it as “Table of Contents” in this article, but this works for all kinds of contents listings.

Luckily, Word allows you to create a table of contents, making it easy to refer to the relevant sections of your document, and therefore it is a must-do task for document writers.

You could create a table of contents manually, but it would be a real waste of time. In this post I will show you how to create a table of contents in Word in an automatic way and also how to update it just in a few clicks.

If you create a Table of Contents for a document but then change the actual document, it’s likely that you will also change …

Although a Table of Contents will update to match the actual contents “automatically”, you have to tell it to do so.

There are several ways you can update these lists, but the safest way that seems to work properly every time, is to use the ‘Update Table’ buttons on the References tab in Word.

To update a TOC: To update a LOF: Same procedure as for updating a LOT, but for step 2, you click anywhere inside the List of Figures first. If you’ve inserted or deleted a table or figure, then it’s possible that the table or figure caption won’t get listed in the LOT/LOF.

that you’ve added to the document aren’t appearing in the TOC/LOT/LOF, or why your changes or deletions aren’t reflected in the TOC/LOT/LOF.

Typically, the reason is that you’ve forgotten to update the TOC/LOT/LOF – these lists don’t update automatically.

You will learn how to insert a table of contents into your document, modify and update it just in a few clicks.