ARTICLE SUMMARY: Everybody loves and uses the table of contents. Whether it’s a newspaper, magazine, book or website, it’s a true time saver when hunting for the information you want or need in a hurry.

Designing a Table of Contents (TOC) is an important part of creating a visually appealing and organized document.

Table of Contents: The Ultimate Design Guide” by Huey-Hsn Wang and Matt Brown is a guide created to help you look at all your options when creating a Table Of Contents that will help you carefully compare different placement and styling options to maximize usability. Some of the topics covered are

  • Definition
  • Benefits
  • Best Practices for Tables of Contents

The table of contents (TOC) is a critical component of any non-fiction book, academic paper, manual, or any document that is structured into sections or chapters.

It is a fundamental component of any document with a hierarchical structure. It serves to guide the reader, enhance accessibility, and ensure the document is well-organized and easy to navigate. It is an indispensable tool for both authors and readers alike.

The design of your Table of Contents can be further customized to match the overall aesthetic and style of your document or publication. Consider using consistent fonts, colors, and spacing throughout the TOC for a cohesive look.

This is a great article and resource to have in your design tool box.

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