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Instant InDesign: Designing Templates for Fast and Efficient Page Layout by Gabriel Powell

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Creating a Table of Contents Style

If the publication you’re constructing a template for requires a table of contents, you’ll want to create a table of contents style (TOC style), which is a collection of settings used to automatically build a table of contents. The TOC style is conveniently stored in the template document, so whenever designers need to generate a table of contents, all they have to do is utilize the TOC style you’ve set up. This saves a lot of production time and ensures a consistent design.

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One template can contain multiple TOC styles. You might have one for a list of chapters and another for a list of figures, photo credits, or advertisers.

Before creating a TOC style, let’s take a look at how InDesign generates a table ...

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