2010 Microsoft Word Table of Contents

Step 1:
To create a table of contents, open your document in Microsoft Word 2010 and click on the Home tab.

Click on the Home Tab of Your Microsoft Word 2010

Step 2:
Highlight the first heading and select Heading 1, as shown in the screenshot below.

Locate The First Heading, and Format With Heading 1

Step 3:
Follow Step 2 to set all of the remaining headings. Once you have set all of your headings, click on the References tab at the top of the screen.

Click on the References Tab

Step 4:
Place your cursor at the beginning of the document. This is the place where the table of contents will be inserted. Click on the Table of Contents icon and select Automatic Table 1.

Click on the Table of Contents Icon

Step 5:
Notice that a table of contents has been inserted at the head of your document.

The Table of Contents Have Been Inserted Into the Head of the Document

Step 6:
If you would like the table of contents to appear on a separate page, place your cursor before the first heading and click Page Break within the Insert tab, shown below.

Click Page Break to Separate the Table of Contents From The Rest of the Document

Step 7:
To update the table of contents, simply click anywhere on the table. Click the Update Table tab that appears at the top of the table, as shown in the screenshot below.

Update the Table of Contents With One Click