Headers, footers and table of contents

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Header and Footer

  1. Headers and Footers can be used to hold document information but should never hold important document content such as filename, document owner etc. As screen readers don’t read it out this information should also be within the content of the first page or the last page.

Creating a header or footer

  1. Under the ‘Insert’ tab, select ‘Header’ or ‘Footer’:

The headers drop down pre set styles and options.
Figure 42: Insert header
  1. Insert text or other document information required.
  2. Use section breaks if you require no header or a different header on the title page.
  3. Always include page numbers in the footer with the ‘Normal’ style.

Table of Contents

  1. Place the cursor in the document at the place where you would like the table of contents to sit.
  2. Select the ‘References’ tab and then ‘Table of Contents’.

The table of contents button found in the table of contents options in the References tab.
Figure 43: Selecting Table of Contents
  1. If you have used standard styles (Heading 1, Heading 2 etc.) then you can create an Automatic Table of Contents.
  2. Alternatively you can select ‘Insert Table of Contents’

The table of contents window in the second tab - table of contents. There are Print preview, web preview and general options.
Figure 44: Insert Table of Contents dialog box
  1. Ensure the ‘Tab leader’ option is ‘………’
  2. To change which styles appear where, select ‘Options’.

The table of contents options dialog box. The available style Header is ticked with a TOC level of 1.
Figure 45: Table of Contents Options dialog box
  1. Number each style in the order you would like to see it in the Table of Contents.
  2. Select ‘Ok’ twice.