Questions tagged [table-of-contents]

A table of contents or TOC is a list of chapter names usually found at the start of a multi-page document.

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Highlight title in table of contents if we're on its page

I'm creating this document which has a sidebar table of contents that lists all the headings on the left of every page. I want to highlight (change color/add shading) the heading of the page we're on. ...
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How can I ensure InDesign's TOC is in the correct order?

So I have created a TOC in indesign, and for some reason everything has moved up by one page; ie. The category header sits below the first category for that section. It is bending my brain and I ...
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Problem with InDesign TOC

I have created paragraph styles and TOC styles but when I go to load the TOC style it displays 2 numbers- the correct one and the current page number (roman numeral since it is front matter) The ...
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adobe-indesign TOC generate subhead2 first before subhead1

I am creating a document using Adobe InDesign and for some reason when creating the table of content the subhead2 content is printed before the subhead1 content. For example on the document I have ...
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How do I create table of contents from two paragraph styles in Adobe InDesign?

So I've two Paragraph Styles on the page and they are both parts of the title in separate Text Boxes. Paragraph Style 1 "Section Title" Paragraph Style 2 "Page Topic" When I make the TOC style with ...
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Indesign TOC on 2 pages

I created a TOC in Indesign, using paragraph styles. The TOC didn't fit in 1 frame, so I created another textframe (on the next page) and 'threaded' the TOC. The TOC now spreads over these 2 pages/...
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How can I change the order of elements in a TOC without changing the layout?

I'm pretty solid on TOC's in InDesign CC, but this structure has me scratching my head! Maybe the answer is obvious, and I did see a post on linking text boxes backwards, but that is not working for ...
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Nested table of content designs

I'm using Bootstrap 4 for my websites layout, and recently wanted to create a nested Table of Content. Considering https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic, I'd say this is about the ...
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How to view a list of all effects/transforms/blends active on current Illustrator/Photoshop Selection

Is it possible to get comprehensive information about all a selected element in Photoshop & Illustrator? Is there some way to select an object and get a history of transforms/effects that have ...
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How Listing Texts in a specific character style?

With TOC user can call a series of texts in order of document with a specific paragraph style to create a table of content. Is it possible to do the same calling character styles? Any tricks like ...
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ToC - should I put page numbers vertically aligned?

I am working now on my thesis layout. It's computer science thus we use LaTeX. I now think about a table of contents design. By default, LaTeX puts all page numbers in one column, which is right-...
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ePub menus don't work in iBooks [closed]

I created an ePub from InDesign. When I open it in Adobe Digital Editions the menus work as they should. When I open it with Apple iBooks on an iPad, clicking menu loads the book cover. Every menu ...
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InDesign TOC character styles grabbed from body text

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 ...
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InDesign: Increase “space before” but only if content is above

I am currently doing a table of contents in InDesign and have run into yet another problem, namely the spacing: My TOC features two levels of headings. To make the top-level heading stick out more, I ...
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InDesign: Even fontsize for pagenumbers in Table of Contents

I am currently trying to make a table of contents in InDesign that houses two levels of headings. To make the hierarchy more clear I have changed the fontsize of the level 2 headings. My problem is, ...
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InDesign: Table of Contents with differently coloured numbering

I want to generate a TOC whose numbers are a different colour form the actual text. Here an example made in Photoshop: As you can see the leading numbering is in blue, but the text itself is in black....
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Indesign: remove anchored objects in Table of Contents

Below is a heading on page 10 starting by an anchored object When I create my ToC (below), this anchored object is still there. Any idea to get rid of it?
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Can I create a book index or table of contents in InDesign that automatically updates page numbers as text reflows?

I have nearly completed an employee handbook with sections and headings such as "Your Guide to Personal Conduct", "Parking", "Benefits", "Dress Code", etc. As the handbook is updated, sometimes the ...
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InDesign: how to place table of contents in an actual table?

Is there a way to load a table of contents into an actual table? I laid everything out manually in a table, but have to add page numbers and would like to not have to do it manually. Alternatively, ...
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InDesign: Order of multiple tables of contents in PDF

My book file has a document that contains two separate tables of contents: one occupies pages 1-2 and the other one is on page 3. When I export to PDF, all the items on both TOCs become bookmarks in ...
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How to amend table of content character entry style in InDesign, NOT paragraph style

When I create a table of contents in InDesign, it asks me to pick my paragraph entry style for the chapter text. However, it does not give me the option to edit the character style, meaning that it ...
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InDesign: how to insert TOC before content

I'm creating a book with over 150 pages. I have written these pages in Ms Word, and imported them into an InDesign project. Everything is looking perfect. Generating a TOC from the content seems to ...
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Generating InDesign TOC and forcing top-to-bottom-only scan of titles

I'm having that infamous issue of InDesign generating a TOC with a peculiar order and not matching the top to bottom flow of the titles on each page. I'm aware it scans top-left to bottom-right and ...
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Indesign: getting rid of footnote numbers in table of contents

When I add my Table of Contents (Layout > Table of Contents), if some titles have custom footnotes, these will also show up in my TOC. To get rid of them, I have to manually delete them and change ...
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In Design TOC disappearing on update

My TOC is designed exactly as I told it to, but it is not showing page numbers at all. And after discovering that I had to place the cursor in the table and choose layout to update it, I did that. But ...
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How to refresh all TOCs via a script?

I would like a script to update all tables of content in my document. I tried var t = app.activeDocument.tocStyles; for (var i=0; i<t.length; i++) { app.activeDocument.createTOC(t[i],true); ...
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How to have a table of contents include an entry for itself?

Apparently, just setting the title format of the TOC to a format that is included in the TOC is not enough, so how can I have the TOC refer to itself?
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inDesign Table of Contents auto grabbing character style

I'm just learning the Table of Contents feature in inDesign, and have learned a lot from tutorials but can't figure this one out. When I create a TOC or update the current TOC, it always defaults to ...
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How to include section numbers in InDesign Table of Contents

I am trying to create a Table of Contents for a book in InDesign. Each page of the book has a section marker and page number (e.g. 1-3). I set it up that way so that the section marker and page number ...
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How to set Table of Content numbering to use 01, 05, etc. for page numbers

I was inspired by the table of contents in this document and set out to mimic, in a document of my own, the way the page numbers fall before the text in large numbers each with two digits (e.g. 01 ...
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Indesign: hide text in image caption to be inserted into list of figures (TOC)

InDesign CS6: I have a large document with images, they have captions, and I have generated a table of content for these images ("list of figures" not to be confused with the document TOC). What I ...
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Conveying Tags / Categories in Print Design

I am soon to be working on a brochure design that kind of acts as a local business directory. The directory is split into different categories of businesses, however many of the businesses belong to ...
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Possibility to link two chapters together to show together in the toc of InDesign

A friend of mine is writing a student/teacher book. For the teachers the book should have the questions and also the answers in there. But the answer to a corresponding question should be in the ...
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Table of content with page number and quadrant

I want to create the table of contents automatically and depending on where the linked word appears on the two columned pages there should also be mentioned the quadrant after the page number in the ...
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Leading dots with right indent tab in InDesign TOC

I have a table of content that currently looks like this: However, I am trying to add leading dots between the title and the corresponding page number. Here's what my Table of Contents... dialog ...
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InDesign interchanged TOC levels

I have a really weird problem with my InDesign TOC – it interchanges the levels I preset in the Table of Contents menu. The setup looks like that: Included Paragraph Styles: name – Level: 1, Page ...
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How to handle line-breaks in a table of contents with InDesign?

I'd like to build up a table of contents following this layout: Level 01 sub-level 1.1 sub-level 1.2 sub-level 1.3 Level 02 ...
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InDesign CC - Making a table of contents that spans a single section

I want a book where each new chapter has a page which displays a ToC containing the headers within that chapter. The problem I'm running into is that indesign generates the contents for the entire ...
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Indesign - TOC divided in multiple categories

This is something related to the question "Indesign - TOC with one chapter heading, multiple page headings". I'd like Indesign to generate a TOC like this one: News item 1 item 2 Culture item 4 ...
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Is there an automatic way to replace tab and images, instead of Find and Replace in Adobe Indesign?

I am writing a textbook with Adobe InDesign that has optional sections. These sections have a tab then a flag at the right end of the tabs. I am wondering if in the TOC, how should I treat the TOC ...
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Indesign CS5 No longer displaying section markers in Table of Contents

I'm working on a catalogue which has over time worked it's way up to 36 pages. I placed text boxes with Section Markers on the Master Page spread to use as the header for each page. I then created a ...
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How to create 'sub' tables of contents for each section in a table of contents in Adobe InDesign?

I have a document with multiple sections that has a table of contents (TOC) at the beginning, which includes h1-h3 styles for the whole document. I want to create a sub TOC for a single section that ...