5. Docs: Set Paragraph Styles — Use Headings to Create a Table of Contents
Organizing a document involves many steps. Each step is important because you want tobe able to find what you need quickly. You may also be sharing your document or evenusing it to collaborate with others. Both headings and a table of contents make findingspecific details an easier task. Adjusting text styles allows you to emphasizecertain headings and other text. You can make section titles and headings differentfrom the other text to make them easier to locate.
Choosing different headings from the style menu shows how the blocks of text fit together.
The text is typically larger for titles than for headings. If there are subheadings underthe main headings, you can choose a style with a smaller heading than the main one.
To begin, locate the main title of your document and change its paragraph style to “Title.”
Continue changing the paragraph styles of the section titles and other key headingsin your document. Choose the styles that best fit each section of your document.
Delete any spaces or additional blank lines that appeared when you changed your styles.
The headings you added help organize your text, but you may also want to see what thoseheadings are and the order they are in. A table of contents will list each sectionheading. Headings are automatically organized, with main headings aligned to the left marginand subheadings indented beneath them. Add a table of contents on the first pageof your document beneath the title.
Now, it’s your turn:Add styles to your title and headings, and add a table of contents.