How To Add A Table Of Contents Word For Mac


If you’re on a Mac, running Word 2011, and you want to publish a book on Kindle, it is really hard to find a good tutorial on how to create a table of contents. Many of the tutorials are for Word for PC, which actually has a critical feature missing, that makes it much more tedious to do on a Mac. So here are the steps I used, in the hope that it helps another person to do the same thing.

Create the Title for the Table of Contents

1. Write the title “Table of Contents”, without the quotes, where ever you want the table of contents to appear in your ebook.

Adding a table of contents (TOC) to a long Word document is easy, thanks to the user interface options in the Ribbon versions. But there's more to the feature than you might realize. Insert and Format a Table of Contents To insert a table of contents into your document, follow these steps: Select the position in the document where you want the table of contents by clicking in the point of the document where the table of contents should be inserted. Choose the Document Elements ribbon toolbar. First, have a check that if you can find Developer tab in your Word. If not, click File Options, and switch to Customize Ribbon pane in Word Options. Check Developer in the list of Main Tabs (under Customize the Ribbon) to enable it, and click OK to confirm the change. Put your cursor where you want to add the table of contents. Go to References Table of Contents. And choose an automatic style.

2. Highlight the words “Table of Contents” and then click Insert, Bookmark, and type “toc” (without quotes), and click Add. This step is necessary for Kindle to recognize this location as the official table of contents and so that the “Go To” lists the table of contents in the list of choices and it works properly. You must type “toc” and nothing else in order for Kindle to work. Other eBook publishers may need this to be different.

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3. Verify that the Table of Contents is indeed bookmarked by going into your Word, Preferences, View, Show Bookmarks. Once you’ve made Table of Contents a bookmark it should look like this [Table of Contents] You can upload it to Kindle without hiding the bookmarks, it will work fine.

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4. Highlight all chapter titles and set them to Heading 1. Highlight all sub-chapter headings and set them to Heading 2.

5. You can type out the chapters, or copy and paste them. Or if your eBook has lots and lots of chapters and sub-chapters, use the Insert Table feature to quickly create a table of contents, but you will need to copy and paste it elsewhere and then paste it back into your eBook to use. The reason is, in the next step we’re adding hyperlinks from the table of contents to the chapter titles, but if you do this using the table of contents that’s from the insert function, it will delete the hyperlinks if you accidentally update the table. So I think it’s best to use it to generate the text, but not actually use it as the actual table of contents.

Create the Hyperlinks to the Table of Contents

6. Manually create hyperlinks to each of the chapters in the table of contents. Highlight the chaper title, insert, hyperlink, document, location, headings, pick the right chapter, then click ok, then click ok again.

Whew, that was harder than it should be. Again, if you have Word on a PC, step 6 is actually unnecessary if you select to insert your table and select the checkbox for substituting hyperlinks for page numbers. Why they left this really cool feature out of the Mac version, I don’t know.

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Step 1:
Open your document and locate the Home tab.

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Step 2:
Highlight the first heading and select Heading 1.

Hint: Consistently formatting your headers will ensure your table of contents is properly paginated.

Step 3:
Follow Step 2 to identify all remaining headings in the document. Once you have identified all of the headings in the document, place your cursor at the top of the document and click on the Insert tab, then scroll to find Index and Tables.

Step 4:
In the Index and Tables window, select Table of Contents and choose your format from the menu on the left. Once you have selected your format, click OK.

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Step 5:
A table of contents will be inserted into the top of your document. If you wish for the table of contents to be on a separate page, place your cursor just below the table of contents and click on the Insert tab. Select Page Break from the Break menu.