Remember to do this before you finalize your document so the table of contents will be current.
That being said, if you want to modify the way TOC looks you need to modify those styles by accessing them from the styles repository and changing their properties.
The same applies for the heading styles - if you want to modify the way they look you need to access them and change their properties.
Word will create your table of contents based on these headings, so do this for all of the text you want to show up in the table of contents. Place the cursor where you want the table of contents to appear (usually, the beginning of the document) 3.
Click Table of Contents on the References Tab, and choose one of the types of tables of contents available.
The two automatic tables can be updated when you change the heading text, rearrange the order of your content, or change between heading styles.
(They only differ by either saying "Contents" or "Table of Contents" at the top.) Alternatively, if you click the Custom Table of Contents…MS Word shows the following values in the styles ribbon entries TOC1 - Calibri 9 point underline TOC2 - Calibri 6 point Heading 1 - Cambria (Heading) 14 point Heading 2 - Cambria (Heading) 13 point See the Set Heading And Toc Style method below.You’ve built a Table of Contents in Microsoft Word using the Styles feature to mark the TOC entries or by marking them manually. Yes, there are other ways to modify TOC entries (if you’re already comfortable with Styles), but I prefer this method because it doesn’t involve me searching all over the document for each Style and modifying it separately. Now, we can re-define the Table of Contents the way we want.option, you can format the way the table of contents will look: Choose a different style, hide page numbers, include more heading levels than the default three levels, and more.If you choose instead to create a manual table of contents, Word will add dummy text to the table instead of using your headings, you'll have to manually type in each entry, and Word won't be able to update the table of contents for you--not very much fun. Once you've chosen one of the automatic tables of contents or the custom option, Word will create the table of contents for you.Fortunately, it's easy to make your own table of contents, as well as update it if you add or subtract sections.