Here is a small tutorial to quickly and simply create a table of contents (or summary) in Word 2007. Indeed, too many people still create their summaries manually by entering each chapterhead or even typing the dots on their keyboard! Save time and give your document a professional (not amateur) aspect by following this guide.
To do this, launch Word 2007, using the Start menu, All programs, Microsoft Office, et enfin, Microsoft Office Word 2007.
Open one of your most beautiful compositions via the button Office then Open.
One of the rules to follow in making a document is to use styles to prioritise the document. Office 2007 offers a whole bunch of very professional styles and easy to apply. Simply select your section title and then click on the desired style (think to respect the hierarchy in your document: title 1 for e.g. I, Title 2 for A, Title 3 for 1...).
We will now insert our table of contents. First, choose in your document the location where your summary should be located (usually at the beginning) by simply clicking on the location of your choice (a flashing cursor appears).
On the tab References, click on Table of Contents and opt for the first or the second.
Your table of contents appears before your eyes with the corresponding page numbers.
If you have to make changes in your document, it may be necessary to update the table.
On the tab References, simply click on Update the table, check Update the whole table, then click on OK.
Note: by default, only Level 1, 2 and 3 titles are displayed. To change this setting, under the References tab, click Tables of Contents, then click Insert Table of Contents....
On the Tables of Contents tab, in the General section, increase or decrease the Show Levels value (from 1 to 9) and click OK to validate.