You can create a table of contents in APA format by treating the table of contents as another page (or pages) of text in your paper.
Therefore, the paper in APA format will have:
The table of contents itself will:
Figure 1 shows the Table of Contents (TOC) in APA format with a page number on every page.
Before you actually create the table of contents, your table of contents style should be in APA format.
The table of contents should be double spaced, and have the same font type and size as the rest of the paper.
If necessary, format the table of contents to satisfy APA requirements.
You can create and update the table of contents anytime. To have entries in the table of contents, you need to have headings with Word Outline Levels set to 1, 2 or 3 as follows:
You can add, change or delete your headings at anytime.
Figure 2 instructions (if required) are:
Figure 3 instructions (if required) are:
The heading is the only difference between the two options.
Note: You may have to format the heading ("Table of Contents" or "Contents") separately in APA format.
If the last thing you do before you submit your paper is to create a table of contents, then you do not need to update the table of contents.
However, most people (myself included) create a table of contents during the writing process, and update the table of contents periodically.
You must update your table of contents whenever you add, change or delete a heading.
Even if you do not add, delete, or change a heading, you should update your table of contents (as shown in Figure 4).
Because adding, changing, or deleting text may change the page numbers.
Make sure to update the table of contents just before you submit your paper.
To create a table of contents in APA format, you should (as shown above):
See here for more information about creating a table of contents.