Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Generating a table of contents, part of InDesign CS3 Long Documents.
OK, we're going to take a look at creating a Table of Contents for this book, 'The History and Practice of the Art…of Photography,' published in 1849 by a Mr. Henry H. Snelling.…And if we take a spin through this document, we can see that it's a lot of text and that paragraph styles have been applied throughout…but especially important for us, they have been applied to the chapter heads and the sub-heads.…And that's important because what the Table of Contents is going to do is suck out all the text that has been tagged…with those paragraph styles to include in the Table of Contents.…
We can specify any paragraph styles we want to be included but that's what not going…to choose the chapter heads and the sub-heads.…Let's just take a look at how the current Table of Contents looks. It looks something like this.…Now this is what we are aiming for and its a lot easier then having to type in those page numbers manually only to find…that you have to go and type them in again when the pagination on your document changes.…
- Setting up templates and master pages
- Working with Bridge
- Creating books
- Planning and managing styles
- Troubleshooting with the Story Editor
- Managing footnotes and endnotes
- Searching with GREP
- Generating a table of contents
- Automating layouts
- Repurposing material as PDF and XHTML documents
Skill Level Intermediate
1 . Getting Started
2. Planning Your Project
3. Setting Up and Applying Master Pages
4. Working with Booked Documents
5. Getting the Most from Global Formatting
6. The Story Editor and Editing Tools
7. Footnotes and Endnotes
9. Understanding GREP Searches
10. Generating a Table of Contents
Styling a table of contents7m 57s
11. Automating Layouts
12. Repurposing Material
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