Word table of contents not updating
The table created in the steps above will list the current names of your defined headings and subheadings, along with the current page number of each.
But here’s the great part of using this method: you can proceed to edit your document — add or remove headings, add text, change fonts and styles, etc.
— and when you’re done, just head back to the References tab and click the “Update Table” button (shown with the red arrow in the screenshot below).
Word will instantly update your table of contents to reflect all of the changes, including the updated page numbers for each entry.
You could create a table of contents manually, but it would be a real waste of time. In this post I will show you how to create a table of contents in Word in an automatic way and also how to update it just in a few clicks.
Get tips, reviews, news, and giveaways reserved exclusively for subscribers.Next, head up to the Word toolbar (or the “Ribbon,” as Microsoft so adorably named it) and, from the Home tab, click the Styles button.