I'm using Word 2010. I created a Table of Contents by going to References > Table of Contents > Automatic Table 1. When I do that, instead of having the table of contents fitting nicely between the header and footer, it ends up covering both. I have tried adjusting the ruler so the "box" of table of contents is in between header and footer but then it just makes it worse. It ends up having one or two lines in the box and then the rest kind of disappears.
The only way I could get around it is if I don't go down to the third level in the table of contents because then it fits all on one page. This isn't ideal though because I do want to show all the levels.