Lesson A: Tables of Contents

You’ll note that the table of contents example given in the Compendium is a bit different than this one. Studying both should give you insight into this feature.

  • Open the downloaded document called 7 Long Documents.indd. Go to pages 2 and 3 and fit that spread in the window (-option-0/Ctrl-Alt-0).

Building a Dummy TOC

On that spread, you’ll see a fake table of contents with paragraph styles applied to its title and its three levels of entries. You can find those styles in a folder called Styles for TOC in the Paragraph Styles panel.

Before I build an actual table of contents (TOC), I build a dummy like this. Before I can do that, I have to be familiar with the structure of the text for which the TOC will be made. ...

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