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How to Create a Table of Contents
By following a few simple steps, you can create a TofC that will automatically generate the section headings, sub headings, etc. and page numbers. No more going through every page of your document ensuring page numbers have not changed after a revision.
You can to this as you type or after you have typed your entire document. There are basically 3 simple steps. The first step involves "marking" the heading for the TofC. You can have up to 5 levels of headings and sub headings and there are several numbering styles you can choose or define your own.
To mark text for a table of contents:
Click Tools, Reference, Table of Contents
Highlight the heading or subheading you wish to mark
Click on the level appropriate for the highlighted heading (i.e., if this is a main heading click on Mark 1)
Repeat these easy steps for every heading you wish to be contained in your TofC.
If you are unsure whether a heading is marked, turn on your reveal codes (Alt F3). The heading should have the code Mrk Txt TofC at the beginning and end of the entire heading. By moving your cursor over the code it will show you the level, which in this case would be 1.
The next step after every heading is marked is to define the TofC.
Position your cursor where you want the TofC to be in your document (usually after the title page and before the text).
If your TofC menu bar has been closed, click Tools, Reference, Table of Contents, Define
Specify the Number of Levels (from 1 to 5) you want in the table of contents.
As you chose the levels you will see a preview of how they will be set up. Each new level will be indented one tab. You can redefine the presets to any format you choose.
There are a number of page numbering options (with or without dot leaders, etc.)
And you can choose a different style format
Once you have determined the way you want your TofC to look, click OK
Once everything has been marked and the format for your TofC is complete you are now ready to automatically generate your TofC.
If your TofC menu bar has been closed, click Tools, Reference, Table of Contents, Generate
Click on OK
And viola! Your TofC is created before your eyes — with the correct page numbers! Easy wasn't it. Now if you have font size changes in the heading simply block the entire TofC and click on the font size you choose (usually the same is the text in the document).
Please note:
If your table of contents has more than one level and you want the last level indented evenly, click Display, Last Level in Wrapped format (found at the bottom of the define dialogue box).
If you are at the beginning of the document and want the table of contents generated on a separate page, remember to press Ctrl+Enter to create a page break, then click on the new first page.

Comments in a Document
Using the comment is like sticking a post-it™ to your document. I find it useful if I'm in the midst of my story and I don't want to stop to find or check a fact. So I just create a comment reminding myself what I need to do. The comment can be converted to text and used in my document, or conversely text can be created to a comment. Comments can be view but do not print (unless you specify them to). So without further adieu, let's learn how to add a comment to our document.
Click where you want the comment.
Click Insert, Comment, Create
Type the comment text
If you need to add the date or time, simply click on the Date button in the menu bar and then the Time button
When you are finished, click File, Close to return to the main text of your document
If you are in full page view, you will see a small "speech balloon" just outside your left margin.

Editing a comment:
Double-click the comment icon (the speech ballon)
Make any editing changes, then click File, Close to return to your document

Convert text to a comment:
Highlight selected the text to convert (to highlight click at beginning and drag mouse or hit F8 and use cursor keys
Save the highlighted text by hitting CTRL C
Click Insert, Comment, Create
Paste text into the comment box by hitting CTRL V

Converting a comment to text:
Position the mouse just past the comment code in or icon
Insert a carriage return
Click Insert, Comment, Convert to Text
The text is pasted into your document where you mouse is positioned

To print a comment:
Position mouse immediately after the comment
Click Insert, Comment, Edit
Click File, Print
Close the comment to return to your document

 

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