|■.||A table of contents includes titles or descriptions for first-level headings, which serve as chapter titles, along with second-level and sometimes third-level headings, which designate sections and individual topics. Page numbers are included for each level of heading. Second- and third-level headings are normally indented three to five spaces from the first-level headings.|
|■.||Leaders, which appear as a series of periods (…), can be used to align the page numbers along the right side of the page.|
|■.||The table of contents pages are often numbered with lowercase Roman numerals.|
|■.||In most business documents, it is recommended that a table of contents not exceed three pages.|
|■.||A table of contents can be created automatically using word processing software if consistent heading styles are used throughout the document.|
Figure 2.11 is a sample table of contents page.