Apple Pages – How to Create a Table of Contents

In this tutorial, we’re going to look at how to create a table of contents (TOC) in Apple Pages.

One of the nice things about Pages is that it automatically updates the TOC as you add and delete content. No need to manually update or remember to refresh the TOC.

Also, as the entries in the TOC are active, if you click on it, it takes you to that location in the doc.

When you export to PDF, the TOC is included and entries are active links.

Some Pages templates, such as these sales and marketing templates, include a table of contents, which you can edit.

Apple Pages – How to Create a Table of Contents

First, apply paragraph styles to the headings in your document that you want to appear in the TOC. These headings are added to the TOC automatically.

  1. Place the pointer where you want the table of contents to appear.
  2. Choose Insert > Table of Contents (from the Insert menu at the top of your screen).

  3. Select an option:
    • Document: Gathers entries from the entire document.
    • Section:Gathers entries from only the section where you’re inserting the table of contents.
    • To Next Occurrence: Gathers entries between this table of contents and the next table of contents if, for example, your document includes multiple TOCs.
  4. Click anywhere in the table of contents to select it.
  5. In the Format sidebar, click the Table of Contents tab, then select the paragraph styles you want to include.