This has been asked before, but I've seen no answers: how do I give my inDesign TOC different character styles than those they have in the text of the document?
I have created a TOC from designated paragraph styles, but the resulting TOC is in the big giant text used for my chapter headings, and I want to use font more appropriate for the table.
I thought this was what the "Style < Entry Style" pull-down menu was for; I have created separate "TOC" styles to use as the "Entry style," but I'm not sure what that does, because nothing looks like the TOC style I entered. I've also changed the "Basic Character" settings in the original Chapter Heading paragraph style to be what I'd want for the TOC, but this made no difference (and oddly, it didn't change the character style of the Chapter Headings in the text?).
Furthermore, when I manually override the default character styles in the TOC by highlighting and selecting my desired character style, it just reverts back to the undesired default as soon as I change anything.
Frustrating. Please help me get my TOC in the desired font!