This article describes how to create more than one table of contents in
one document using Microsoft Word 97 for Windows.
To create more than one table of contents, follow these steps:
- Create a separate bookmark for each section of the document for which
you want to create a table of contents. To create the bookmark:
- Select the entire section and then click Bookmark on the Insert
- In the Bookmark Name text box, type a name for the bookmark, for
example "part1" (without the quotation marks), and then click Add.
- Repeat step 1 for each section of the document for which you want to
build a separate table of contents.
- If you will be generating the table of contents based on the built-in
heading styles, then apply the styles as required. If you will be
generating the table of contents with other styles, then apply those
styles as required.
- If you will be using TC fields to generate the table of contents, then
mark the text that you want to include in the table as follows:
Word will create a TC field in the document that contains the text
that you selected. Note that you can also insert a TC field in your
document by clicking Field on the Insert menu. Under Categories,
click Index And Tables, click TC under Fields, and then type the
- Select the text that you want to include and then press ALT+SHIFT+O.
The Mark Table of Contents Entry box will appear.
- To assign a different indent level to the text, change the number in
the level box.
- Choose Mark when you're done.
- To create the Table of Contents for the first section that you
bookmarked, follow these steps:
NOTE: If you want to build the TOC using Heading styles as well as
TC fields or other Styles, then you must add the \o switch as well as
the \f and \t switches.
- Place the insertion point where you want the table of contents for
that section to appear.
- On the Insert Menu, click Field. In Categories select Index and
Tables, and then under Field names, select TOC, and then click
Options to bring up the Field Options dialog box.
- Choose the \b switch and click Add to Field, and then type in the
bookmark name after the switch. For example "TOC \b part1"
(without the quotation marks). Click OK twice.
Word will default to building the table of contents based on the
built-in heading styles if no other switches are added to the
- The following are examples of some other switches that can be added
to the field:
\f builds a TOC using TC field entries
\t builds a TOC using other Style names
\o builds a TOC using Heading Styles (outline levels)
- Repeat steps 3-5 for each section of the document for which you want to
create a separate table of contents.
For more information about table of contents fields, click Contents And
Index on the Help menu, click the Index tab in Word Help, type the
and then double-click the selected text to go to the "Use field codes for
indexes, tables of contents, or other tables" topic. If you are unable to
find the information you need, ask the Office Assistant.
This procedure can also be used to create multiple indexes or tables of
For additional information, please see the following article in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:
WD: How to Have More Than One Index in a Document
Article ID: 181617 - Last Review: January 22, 2007 - Revision: 1.1
- Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition
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