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.
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 ...