How To Add To Table Of Contents On Microsoft Teams

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I had the chance to experiment with the various functions of Microsoft Teams and I have to admit, it was quite a fascinating journey. Among the many features, one that stood out to me was the option to include a table of contents in documents within Teams. In this article, I will walk you through the process of adding a table of contents in Microsoft Teams and also provide some personal insights.

Step 1: Accessing the Document

To begin, open the Microsoft Teams application and navigate to the desired channel or chat where the document is located. Once you have located the document, click on it to open it in Teams.

Step 2: Editing the Document

Now that the document is open, it’s time to start editing. Locate the section where you want to insert the table of contents. This could be at the beginning or anywhere else within the document. Personally, I prefer adding it at the beginning, as it provides a clear overview for readers.

Step 3: Inserting the Table of Contents

To add the table of contents, go to the “Insert” tab at the top of the document and click on “Table of Contents”. A dropdown menu will appear with several options for the style of the table of contents. Choose the one that best suits your document’s formatting needs.

Step 4: Customizing the Table of Contents

Once you have inserted the table of contents, you may want to customize it to fit your document’s structure. I found the formatting options in Microsoft Teams to be quite intuitive and easy to use. You can change the font style, size, and color of the table of contents to match the overall look and feel of your document.

Step 5: Updating the Table of Contents

It’s important to note that the table of contents in Microsoft Teams is dynamic, meaning that it will automatically update as you make changes to your document. This is particularly useful when you’re editing and adding or removing sections. Simply click on the table of contents and select “Update Table” to reflect the latest changes.


Adding a table of contents in Microsoft Teams is a simple yet powerful feature that enhances the navigation and readability of your documents. Whether you’re working on a project, collaborating with colleagues, or sharing information with clients, this feature can be a valuable addition to your workflow. So go ahead, give it a try, and make your documents in Teams even more professional and organized.