In my ms word document , I insert various heading throughout my document and then make a TOC from it. I'd like for headings to be automatically number so I see:

1 My Heading
1.1 My Sub heading
1.1.1 My sub subheading

How do I configure word to do this?


  • It matters what version are you using. Please edit your question so we can give you a specific answer. – CharlieRB Apr 2 '12 at 20:39

In Word 2010 it is on the Home Ribbon as MultiLevel List. What you described is a preformated option to choose from.

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