How do I format a Table of Contents in Microsoft Office for Mac?

Gwenda Brown May 9, 2012
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When I try to create a Table of Contents with outline numbering using Office for Mac, it treats the title “Table of Contents” as number 1, then re-numbers the other sections. How do I get it to ignore the title?

Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Version 14.0.0

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  1. philip
    May 10, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    To change the formatting of the table of contents that Word
    generates, you need to change the style for each level in the table
    of contents. This is separate from the styles that you applied to
    the headings in your document.
    After you make the changes you want to the style, Word uses that
    style each time it updates the table of contents.
    1. On the References tab, in the Table of Contents group, click
    Table of Contents, and then click Insert Table of Contents.
    2. In the Table of Contents dialog box, click Modify.
    3. In the Styles list, click the level that you want to change, and
    then click Modify.
    4. In the Modify Style dialog box, make the formatting changes
    that you want, and then click OK.
    5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for all the levels that you want to display
    in your table of contents.