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A page can be divided into sections, using the section header syntax.

Creation and numbering of sections

Sections are created by creating their headers, as below




Please do not use only one equals sign on a side (=text here=); this causes a title the size of the page name, which is taken care of automatically.

With the preference setting Auto-number headings sections are numbered.

Table of contents (TOC)

For each page with more than three headings, a table of contents (TOC) is automatically generated from the section headings, unless:

  • (for a user) preferences are set to turn it off
  • (for an article) in the edit box the magic word __NOTOC__ is added

Controlling the Auto TOC

With __FORCETOC__ or __TOC__ in the wikitext a TOC is added even if the page has fewer than four headings.

With __FORCETOC__ the TOC is put before the first section header. With __TOC__, it is put at the position of this code. This allows any positioning, also e.g. on the right, and in a table cell, and it also allows multiple occurrence, e.g. in every section (demonstrated on Section; however, this seems only useful if the sections are long, so that the TOCs take up only a small part of the total space.).

Thus there may be some introductory text before the TOC, known as the "lead". Although usually a header after the TOC is preferable, __TOC__ can be used to avoid being forced to insert a meaningless header just to position the TOC correctly, i.e., not too low.

User preferences can be set to number the sections automatically.

The Table of contents can be forced onto a floating table on the right hand of the screen with the code below


More info: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:TOC