Formatting the table of contents

1. Click Styles on the Dashboard


2. A new window opens up


3. Select the Style you would like to edit by clicking on the title


4. A new window opens up and shows several Style tabs. Click on the Smart List tab


5. A new window opens up showing all the sections collapsed. Select the Table of Contents


6. There are three parts: the Settings, the Heading text and the Page number

7. In the settings, select the headings that you want to include in your table of contents: preliminaries, body, addenda as well as the number of heading levels in each section using the check boxes


8. To format a template for Heading level or Page number click on the object you wish to format and use the formatting tools in the side menu (e.g., font, size, line spacing, bold, italics, underline alignmentand indentation) 


9. The indentation choices are as follows:

  • Block, keeps all lines of text together
  • First line: this only indents the first line of text
  • Hanging: this indents the second and further lines of text


10. Change any other Heading templates as required

11. To save your changes, click the Save Changes button on the top. Note that you cannot save changes to a Public Style. To do that you will need to click Save as new style and give it your different name




  1. To preview your formatted Table Of Contents, export your project using the Style you have just changed or saved, making sure you have inserted a cross-reference first
  2. To change the Style you are using for a specific project, return to the Dashboard and edit the Project Settings


See Also

  • Formatting references
  • Formatting headings
  • Formatting paragraphs and quotes
  • Formatting lists
  • Formatting images
  • Formatting a list of images
  • Video Guide

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