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I have a manual in which each section is formatted at the top in the following manner:

Section:  2.1
Title:  Employee Conduct

I would like to create a Table of Contents that looks like this:

2.1 Employee Conduct.................................5
2.2 Code of Ethics...................................7
2.3 Absences from Work...............................11

How can I do this?

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Please specify what document tool you are using. Microsoft Word? Open Office? What version? (Please state it in the question, and also tag accordingly.) – Scott Jan 13 '14 at 23:34

As long as you aren't manually creating the Heading numbers, ie. 2.1, 2.2 yourself and you're letting Word create them, it should be a breeze.

Basically go to the word ribbon -> Reference -> Table of Contents menu -> select either Automatic Table 1 or 2.

If you are creating the headings manually, start converting them to the word Header styles by using a Multi-level list on the Home tab -> paragraph section of the ribbon.

Formatting the ToC does become tricky however and involves editing style templates and such, but that should come last :)

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Yes, we are manually creating the Heading numbers. How can you let Word create them? The format is exactly how it's shown in the original question. Thanks for your help! – Paula Eddy Jan 14 '14 at 13:46
This link here should help:… Also, accept the answer I provided if you think my response was what you needed :) – Mothermole1 Jan 14 '14 at 21:44

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