Table of Contents (MS Word)
The (original) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) PDF File 508 Checklist – ID 2.8 – asks, “If a table of contents (TOC) is present, are the page numbers correct, and, if linked, does the TOC function correctly?” (Note: the HHS standard was revised in 2018.)
Content authors, when creating a table of contents in MS Word, should use the functionality provided. In doing so, page numbers will be included, links will be created, and CommonLook Office will tag all of the components correctly when the PDF is generated.
For more information regarding Heading levels, visit the Headings and Bookmarks page.
For more information about hyperlinks, refer to the Hyperlinks page.