How To: Activate the Table of Contents in ArcMap


Instructions provided describe how to display the Table of Contents in ArcMap if it is not in view. The Table of Contents is crucial to the activation of map layers, accessing the properties of layers and rearranging layers to change the drawing order.

Version 9.x

[O-Image] Toble of Contents
Version 10.x

[O-Image] Table of Contents version 10


If the Table of Contents disappears from view, follow these steps to reactivate it.

  1. Click Window on the Main menu.
  2. Click Table of Contents.

    Version 9.x

    [O-Image] Table of Contents
    Version 10.x

    [O-Image] Click steps to open TOC