You must use Styles in order to create the  Table of Contents with automatic leaders and page numbers.  Styles are used for many purposes.

    1. Keeps consistency through your document.  Once you apply styles to the topic heading, you can right click on that style name and choose modify.  Make the necessary changes and all the topic name that has the heading will change throughout the document instantaneously.
    2. Automatically creates the Table of Contents on a blank page.
    3. Creates the link for the Navigation Pane under View.
    4. Creates the hyperlink in the TOC by clicking on the CTRL to show the finger icon and then click on that topic.

Steps:

  • Apply Heading 1 for the main category and type the information under that heading.  Continue to use Heading 1 for main topics.
  • Use Heading 2 for subcategory and type the information under that heading.  Continue to use Heading 2 for the subcategory.
  • You can use up to Heading 3 as well.

Once you completed your document, go to the blank page before the document go to the Reference tab and click on Table of Contents.  Choose one of the styles. It will create the headings, the leaders, and the page numbers. If you can continue to make changes to the document, you simply update the TOC by going to the top of TOC and click on Update.  It will regenerate the TOC in the same location.

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