Ms word table of figures not updating

Recent versions of Word have made inserting a table of contents (TOC) increasingly (perhaps even deceptively) easy.

Unfortunately, Word makes it extremely (one might even say unreasonably) difficult to modify either the content or the format of a TOC once it has been inserted.

I dont recommend this, as it seems to me unnecessarily confusing, but in theory it is possible to have an entire document in Normal style with certain paragraphs marked as Level 1, 2, or 3 rather than the default Body Text.

Having the Styles box checked ensures that every style with a number beside it will appear at that level in the TOC.

Later we will see how these numbers can be manipulated to play tricks with the TOC.

Which styles are listed will depend on which styles are available (or in use) in your document, but you will see at least a number 1 by Heading 1, 2 by Heading 2, and 3 by Heading 3 (if you have selected more levels in the Table of Contents dialog, you will see these numbered as well (4 for Heading 4 and so on).

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 customize this by changing the number of levels you include and also the styles you select for inclusion.

The third check box, Table entry fields, refers to TC fields.Because Word by default builds a TOC based on Words built-in heading styles, inserting a TOC will be most straightforward if you have used these heading styles in the way they were intended to be used: Heading 1 for the title of the highest division you want included (which may be a part, section, or chapter), Heading 2 for the title of the next-lower division, and so on.There are also many other good reasons for using Words built-in heading styles.Some instructions for Word 2007 and above are included in the topics below.Issues peculiar to Word 2007 and above are discussed at the end of this article.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.

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