An important thing to remember when dealing with appendices is that the Appendices section heading must be included in the Table of Contents, but each individual appendix cannot be included. In addition, if you have more than one appendix, you must include a List of Appendices section to your frontmatter. We'll do that by creating a new style for the individual appendices, and then we'll use the Table of Contents tool to create the List of Appendices.
First, for the "Appendices" section heading to appear in the Table of Contents, make sure you've applied the Heading 1 style to it, just as you have with all your other section headings. Now we need to create a new "Appendix Subheading" style so that we'll be able to generate a list of the individual appendices from it.
1) Format your first appendix subheading ("Appendix I", for example) the way you'd like - perhaps Times New Roman, 12 point, Bold, Centered.
2) Select that text, and create a new style based on it:
|In the Home ribbon, expand the list of styles with the "More" button on the bottom right-hand corner of the box containing the style options.
From the Format menu, select "Style..."
Choose Create a Style.
In the window that appears, click the New... button
3) Ensure that your settings for this style match those in this image, including that it is based on Normal and that the style for following paragraph is Normal:
4) Click OK to save these changes. (On a Mac, you'll have to have to also click Apply to dismiss the remaining window
5) Apply this style to each of your individual Appendix Names.
Now we just need to use the Table of Contents tool to generate a list based on this style.
- Put your cursor where you want the List of Appendices to appear
- Go to the References tab, click to open the Table of Contents menu, and select Insert Table of Contents (Custom Table of Contents on Mac).
- Under the Table of Contents tab select Options.
- Delete all other priorities leaving only Appendix Subheading with a priority of 1.
Click OK and when Word asks “would you like to replace the selected table of contents” click No. If you say Yes, it will replace your main Table of Contents, and that would be unfortunate. Selecting No will leave it alone and instead create a second table that just has the appendices listed in them.