Add a Contents Page to Your Booklet

You will insert a contents page on page 2 of your document. Click onto page 2. Type the word "Contents" at the top, and center it. Apply the Title style to the text:

Title Style.

If your text has the Fairy Tale format it will affect the way your Table of Contents page will display.

Again, hit the enter key four times to give yourself some space. Your page will then look like this:

Contents Page

With your cursor flashing just before the Section Break, at the start of the line, click on the References tab at the top of Microsoft Word. On the References tab locate the Table of Contents panel. Click the Table of Contents item to see the following menu:

Table of Contents

As you can see, there are a few built-in styles you can use. But click the menu item at the bottom that says "Insert Table of Contents". The following dialogue box should then appear:

Table of Contents

The Heading 1, Heading 2 and Heading 3 refer to in-built styles. You didn't use any of these styles, but created your own. That means you need click the Options button at the bottom.

When you click the Options button, you'll see this dialogue box:

Table of Contents Options

Notice there is an area called TOC level. TOC stands for Table of Contents, and the levels are for different sub headings. You don't have any sub headings, just the story titles. But the default settings are for Heading 1 to be TOC level 1, Heading 2 to be TOC level 2, and Heading 3 to be TOC level 3. You need to delete these numbers.

Click inside the text box with the 1 in it. Delete the 1 by hitting the backspace key on your keyboard. Do the same for the 2 and the 3. Now click inside of the Fairy_Tales_Title text box, which is your style. Type the number 1 and your dialogue box will look like this:

Options Set

If you did have sub heading, you could have set them all to the Heading 2 Style. You would have then typed a 2 in the Heading 2 text box. This would get you a table of contents in this style:

Main Heading Level 1

Sub Heading Level 2
Sub Heading Level 2
Sub Heading Level 2

Main Heading Level 1

Sub Heading Level 2
Sub Heading Level 2 Sub
Heading Level 2

Click OK when your dialogue box looks like ours above. You will be returned to the Table of Contents dialogue box:

Classic Format

There are a few areas to take note of here. "Show page numbers" means the page that the story starts on. These are shown on the right hand side because we have ticked the box below it.

A Tab leader is the area between the heading and the page number. The default is dots. You can change this from the Tab leader dropdown box.

The Formats dropdown box contains built-in content styles. Click the arrow to see the options available. Selected Classic as your format as shown in the graphic above.

The Print Preview at the top will then show this:

Print Preview

Click OK after selecting Classic and the dialogue box will disappear. Your contents page will then look like this:

Table of Contents

If you wanted to jump to, say, the Puss in Boots story, hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard. Keep it held down and click with your left mouse button on that story title. You will jump to page 15 in your document. To get back either scroll up, or hold down the CTRL and Home key combination.

Another way to jump to different parts of your document is from the Home > Editing panel. Click the Find option, and then the Go To item:

Find Go To

You'll then see the following dialogue box:

Find and Replace

Type a page number in the text box and click the Go To button. (The button will say Next before you type anything into the text box.) Or you could select the Section item on the list and type a section number text box.

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