The one thing Microsoft Word’s notoriously WON’T do is a Points & Authorities format for a Table of Authorities. Or will it? We’ll explore in detail one Legal Office Guru reader’s creative solution to this problem and offer a sample file for you to practice her technique yourself.
I received a message from a reader earlier this week that went something like this: It IS kind of a complicated question, because the answer depends on which method he used to create the TOC.
One of the things I’m on a rant about these days is loooooong documents. Complicated documents, like 20+ page contracts and appellate briefs and stuff like that. Why? Because they always seem to need special stuf inserted in them. Like custom headers and footers. And level-1 and level-2 and level-out-the-wazoo headings. It’s enough to make…
My friend Karen called me in a panic. “Bryan’s got this contract he’s editing [read: recycling] for a client. He’s added a new numbered paragraph, but it’s not showing up in the Table of Contents.” So, since I can’t always diagnose Word problems blind (I’m good, but I’m not THAT good), and I go to…
While you can format your Heading Styles any way you want, that Style’s formatting doesn’t necessarily carry over to your Table of Contents. Here’s why.
If your automatically-generated Table of Contents in Microsoft Word isn’t to your liking, you can fix it. From changing fonts to adjusting spacing and indentation, it’s all about modifying the TOC Styles within your document. Click through to view the entire tutorial, complete with screen shots showing each step.
Building a Table of Contents in Microsoft Word is ridiculously easy if you use Styles to format your document headings. Here’s the quick-and-dirty tutorial on inserting an easy TOC in your document.
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