I released my second Amazon Kindle eBook last week, titled 'Writing Historical Fiction: A Guide', and as it is a non-fiction book, I decided to create an active Table of Contents, so that readers could go directly to the section they wanted.
This was a new feature for me, so I wasn't sure how to do it. However, after a little bit of research, I found this following method:
1. Open the document.
2. Select the first main heading that should appear in the Table of Contents, and apply Heading Style 1 to it. In the latest versions of Word, this is to be found on the Home tab, under the Styles section. Do this for every main heading.
3. If the document has sub-headings, and sub sub-headings, do the same as Step 2, but apply Heading Style 2 and Heading Style 3 as appropriate.
4. Position the cursor at the point in the document where you want the Contents to appear.
5. From the References tab in Word, select Table of Contents, and from the drop-down menu, choose the Table that best suits your layout.
You now have a Table of Contents for your document.
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