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  1. Hi, I have a problem with TOC in Affinity Publisher The long headings are too long to stay in one line in TOC, but when I increase the right indent so that they are in two lines, the page numbers go to the third line and I don't know how to take them back to the end of the second line. Also dots are ending in different places, one line has less, the other more How to manage it? I'm sure it's a simple thing, I just don't know which setting should be combined in this case attaching screenshots
  2. AffPub 1.10.1 under macOS 10.15.7 I have created a table of contents and would like to have the page numbers at 85 mm with fill character dot (.). But it does not work. The underscore works. What can this be? BTW: Why is it not possible to use any character as a fill character? – draupnir Bildverzeichnis-Extern.afpub
  3. I sometimes have superscript numbers in headings, which appear as ordinary numbers in the table of contents. There is a workaround described in this this post, namely using superscript glyphs provided by the font in use. Unfortunately, most fonts have only glyphs for digits "1", "2" and "3". I suggest an option in (character) text style like "preserve this style in TOC". This would also allow, for example, partially italicised headings to appear as such in the table of contents. This is not an urgent necessity, but a nice to have option for the future.
  4. I guess this is an oversight by Serif: I have some headlines which use the Numberpile font to have a marker in front of them (which matches the ones used on a map on another page), which looks like this in the text: This is basically an additional "Headline 2" style which uses the "Initial words" option to use the Numberpile font for the initial word (which in this case is just a "B", which matches the number "1" in a circle in that font, the two colour effect - the character in Numberpile as such would just the white circle with a transparent "1" in the middle - was done by using a 0.8pt border for the character, in case somebody needs to do this, too ). This worked just fine in the text, but in the TOC, it of course shows up as a "B", since the TOC entry uses the same style for the whole line (besides the number, for which there is an additional TOC character style): Not a problem, since I can change the "Initial words" option for that TOC style here, too, right? Well, actually YES, it is a problem, since you cannot create additional character styles when working on TOC styles, the icon is greyed out and not clickable: So the only character styles available to use in TOC styles are the ones for the different TOC numbers for the TOC levels (or styles to list you turned on). As such, those are the only character styles you can use in the "initial word" option of those TOC styles, too. Right now, I am using a workaround to get my desired result (I simply changed one of the TOC number styles which don't show up in my TOC, because I'm not using the dark section names in this document, to the Numberpile font with the border and then used that character style for the initial words), but this is of course for obvious reasons not ideal: Is this a bug/oversight/missing feature, or did I miss something myself here?
  5. My table of contents/index is putting an item which is mid-way down page 12 above the title of page 12. Thus making the item come up under Objective 1 rather than Objective 2. I'm guessing this is about layers. I can't see that the item is linked to a previous page. What am I doing wrong? Thank you.
  6. I bought my third Affinity product a few days ago (GREAT, AREN'T THEY!), and I'm right at it with creating my first white paper. I have watched all the video tutorials, but I cannot for the life of me remember where I saw (indeed IF I saw) how to format a Table of Content. I went back to the TOC video tutorial, but all the presenter showed us was two TOC styles, but nothing about how you actually tweak them and nothing about how to add a dotted line in a Table Of Content between a content (Heading 1) and the page number. I thought maybe the answer lay in the Paragraph > Tab Stops section, but when I went there (while my TOC paragraph text was selected), the box where you can add characters to fill between tab stops was greyed out, making it impossible to change. Besides, in the greyed out field it looked like there was a "." there already. I know there is probably a simple solution and that I'm asking a lame question, but there you are: I'M A NEWBIE!
  7. There is definitely some sort of bug when updating the Table of Contents. Before, it suddenly changed the formatting so that each paragraph started in a new column. (see this thread). Later that same day, an update of the TOC caused all the text to suddenly have additional space between each line, which I managed to control by adding a Leading override (which had previously been set to [no change] without being affected). Now, I went to refresh the TOC and it's suddenly decided to apply Superscript to all of the text. At no point did I edit the format of the TOC, and the TOC styles are in no way connected to any other format that would suddenly change the style. So to fix this new problem, I now have to change the Superscript setting from [No change] to None, even though that's what it had been set to previously and it had not been altered in any way by me. The amount of times I've had to 'fix' my TOC because the update caused odd formatting to be applied is starting to get obnoxious. Any ideas why this keeps happening to my TOC? I'm updating the TOC through the Preflight dialogue using the "Fix" button. I'm on Affinity Publisher 1.10.5 using Mac OS 11.7.
  8. After some initial problems I have almost fished a 124 pages, 600+ images, 4 sections, well structured book (styles, layers etc.). "Almost"means unresolved ptoblems with TOC and hyperlinks. In this post i have only one question: How to get rid of the TOC formatting garbage remaining im my book from several versions back, and after clearing all the visible remains of them? No PDF bookmarks this time, fortunately;-)
  9. Hello, when I'm creating the TOC the page numbers are not there. What I'm missing? Thanks Mike Publisher
  10. Below you will see a TOC formatting in one of my (many) books. In order to get the page numbers right-aligned, I need a TAB in front of them. However, when the TOC is generated or updated, it messes it up because the manually added TAB is being removed in the process. Is there any way to avoid/prevent this? (NB: the vertical line is accomplished via an indented "decoration") And: there is a "bug" in Publisher as I cannot select ONLY the TOC contents and do a search&replace on it. Publisher searches the entire document, although only the TOC is selected. That brings us to another missing feature.... search&replace in only the selected text. Or have I just missed it somewhere? TIA, Helmar
  11. Hello, I have two problems in Publisher 1.10.1 – The first is about TOC: I tried it under macOS 10.15.7, macOS 11.5.2 and Windows 10 with Publisher 1.10.1 and got no directory at all. (A) Put a line with the image description under each image. As a paragraph format, I christened it »Bildzeile-Unterschrift«. (B) Call up "View > Studio > Table of Contents". (C) Create a new, empty page at the end of the document and click in the text frame. Then, in the "Table of Contents" panel, click on "Create Table of Contents" at the top left. (D) The directory should then appear on the new page. I only get an error message. (E) In order for the Publisher to know which paragraph format is to be displayed in the list, the »Bildzeile-Unterschrift« must be clicked. GERMAN: Ich habe es unter macOS 10.15.7, macOS 11.5.2 und Windows 10 mit Publisher 1.10.1 probiert und gar kein Verzeichnis bekommen. (A) Setze unter jedes Bild eine Zeile mit der Bildbeschreibung. Als Absatzformat habe ich es als »Bildzeile-Unterschrift« getauft. (B) Rufe »Ansicht > Studio > Inhaltsverzeichnis« auf. (C) Erstelle am Ende des Dokuments eine neue, leere Seite und klicke in den Textrahmen. Dann klicke im Panel »Inhaltsverzeichnis« auf links oben »Erstelle Inhaltsverzeichnis«. (D) Es sollte dann auf der neuen Seite das Verzeichnis scheinen. Ich bekomme nur ne Fehlermeldung. (E) Damit der Publisher weiß, welche Absatzformat in der Liste dargestellt werden soll, muss die »Bildzeile-Unterschrift« anklickt sein.
  12. Hi! I am learning how to use Affinity Desktop after using Word for many years to format books for publishing. I am trying to generate my first Table of Contents, but after selecting Header 1 and Header 2 styles, I am only seeing the main heading (Header 1). I am not seeing Header 2 nor Header 3 which I tried to create. After my research I do realize that I'm supposed to select Header 1, Header 2 and Header 3 from the Styles section, but for some reason I can't select anything. My screen is below. s
  13. Hello. My TOC has got into a bit of a mess. I want all the page numbers to be right-aligned, not just the level 1 headings. I think it might also be good to have dotted lines between the entries and their page numbers. How do I do this?
  14. Hi, I tried many times to create a TOC in Affinity publisher and each time, when I'm just clicking on "Insert", appears in my texte area "Non TOC entry found" even though I have differents paragraph styles used in my document. I watched many tutos but none mention this trouble....
  15. Hi, I wonder if someone can help me... It's the first time I'm using table of contents in Publisher. I have the document almost complete with a page set out ready to receive the TOC. I have the document text formatted using Text Styles as appropriate. I've drawn my text box and have then selected to insert the TOC which brings up the TOC control panel box. However, in the 'style name' section, NO styles are listed. As a result, Publisher tells me that 'no table of contents entries were found'. What am I doing wrong? How do I get the text styles from my document into the TOC control panel such that I can select the relevant ones to be used to determine the TOC? All thoughts/suggestions gratefully received! Edward
  16. Here’s an idea that might be considered. It is only the older forum members who will remember that before 1980 many people subscribed to monthly magazines and kept each year’s copies in a special folder designed to stand tidily on a bookshelf. In the December edition, there was an index of the year’s contents published which listed issue, page number and for every article that had appeared during the year. I noted that every email client had a facility for the input and output of Names, Email Addresses and other information that was held. Excel too could import files of many types. There could be a special sort of TOC which could output information to a csv or another sort of file which could be imported by Word or Excel. Better still would be one which could convert to a table (or just to text in a more suitable format) to insert to a page in the publication (although it would help if a table could flow across pages, if this is on the cards). Imported csv files could go straight to a table as well. It occurred to me that perhaps the ability to make a style, (heading 1, or Heading 2), into a Field might be helpful in this connection. I publish a monthly newsletter and I’m sure that this would help me to publish an index to the year’s issues of PDFs. As far as I know this type of facility does not exist in any other publishing program but I could be wrong in this. John
  17. When creating (and refreshing) a TOC in a text frame inherited in a page from one created in a master page, afpub goes crazy with the text styles defined for the TOC. Including if the text frame isn't connected with the rest of the text flow. Moreover, the app behaves strangely when trying to correct the style errors. Only apparent solution is to create the TOC in an independent text frame, not from an inherited. Is this a bug? If not so the app should say that this is not possible (dialog or something similar). 😐
  18. Hi everyone, I think I've run into a bug or some sort of problem with "remove line breaks " in the table of contents settings. Generally this functionality works as intended, when I manually set line breaks they are in fact removed in the table of contents. But for a new project I created headlines that are automatically numbered through the bullets and numbering settings in the text styles. And those numberes are seperated from the text by a line break. This line break is inserted in the "Text" field of the bullets and numbering settings. So it is automatically applied. When I do this, the Table of Contents does not remove the line breaks, which I whish it did. I think it's a bug, but maybe it's supposed to work like that? Is there anything that I can do? I use the latest version of Publisher (1.9.4) on macOS 10.15.7 Thanks in advance, I hope my description of the problem was understandable. Luca PS: In the uploaded pictures it's not possible to show that there was a line break inserted in the "Text" field in the bullets and numbering settings, beacuase there is no visual indicator for that.
  19. Hello guys, I am an university student having my final year. During this final year students have to write their work. After writing my bachelor work using Microsoft Word I have decided to purchase Affinity Publisher. And now I am lost right on the begining. A need to create TOC (table of content) like that one on the attached file - please forgive my czech language, just needed this picture for ilustration. The main issue is that I am not able to create TOC sorted by number and "subnumber". 1 Main topic 2 Research 2.1 History 2.1.1 Europe 2.1.2 Asia 2.1.1. China 2.1.2. Thailand etc........ Would you please give me some advice how to make those number, I found that very uncluttered and good looking, especially with this type of large volume works. Please, need help desperately! Thank you very much. Viktor!
  20. Hello, I have created a title corresponding to level 1 called "Chapitre", and a title corresponding to level 2 called "Module". How can I set up these titles or the table of contents so that the order is correctly respected? This is not the case in the attached file.. Thank you for your explanations. toc.afpub
  21. I've been using Publisher for a while, loved it, but I've hit a bit of a bug as I am trying to be a bit more ambitious with some of my layout design... I have multiple text boxes for a Chapter Heading so that I can arrange parts of it on the page how I want. The Automated TOC then does the following with the Heading 1 so it creates two entries, and duplicates part of the Heading 1:
  22. Hi - Publisher newbie here, so apologies if this is not the smartest question. I have found issues on the forum and elsewhere with TOC, but have not been able to find mention of exactly this issue. I've adopted an Indesign pdf document into a working Affinity Publisher template. I've set up and are using my header and body copy styles throughout the document. However, when I come to insert a Table of Contents I get the message in the table "No table of contents entries found". I can see that this is because in my Table of Contents dialogue box my TOC 1 style has only one Style Name included, Normal para (see screengrab below). As this is the style for my body copy, clearly I need to leave this unticked. If I select it, it does draw in every paragraph into the TOC, so it does function. How do I include Headers 1, 2, 3 etc in the TOC dialogue, so that I can select them and have them populate the table of contents? I found reference to the Base group style, but debate over whether that is necessary. Any tips on how I can use my existing template to populate the TOC with styles would be much appreciated.
  23. Hello, I'm not sure if this is a bug or not, but if you look at this image, you'll see that I increased the font size of items 20, 21, and 22 (it needs to be a large print book). Items 23 through 28 are the correct format, so I thought it would be okay to manually increase the size and then redefine the style. But when I did, it seems that Affinity Publisher added a tab stop between the the initial number and the description as well as between the description and the page number. If you look at the second tab stop image, you will see the text ruler with no indication of where the new tab stop starts/ends. Is there a reason for this? How do I remove it? Thank you for your help in advance!
  24. I’m slowly loosing the will to live 😞😞😞 I've applied Header 1 and Header 2 paragraph styles to the document. It appears to list the table of contents in reverse order where header one style permanently appears to act as the child of header two even though I’ve adjusted the next level values to what I believe are correct. Heading One: Based on Base, Next Style [Same Style], and Next Level Heading Two. Heading Two: Based in Base, Next Style [Same Style], and Next Level [No Level] Any help is greatly appreciated. TIA
  25. I'v been testing the creation of table of content on Publisher and find it very limited on possibilities. Maybe i'm wrong, but it seems that a TOC can only be created based on page sections, and that you can only assign a unique style to the whole table. In wordprocessors and InDesign, table of content can and is usually generated based on paragraph styles, particularly Header styles. And you can assign different styles on the table based on what the original paragraph style is. This is particularly necessary on reports and technical documents, where you have different levels of content that can be on the same page and that must be included on the TOC, and visually different. On Publisher you can't create subsections nor create a TOC with multiple items on the same page. Is limited to a simple section title (As you can only assign a unique section per page). I've attached the TOC of a recent report I made on InDesign, that I can't reproduce on Publisher. On Indesign is automaticaly generated based on the paragraph styles (No need to create sections), and can create levels of content by detecting multiple paragraph styles, no problem if there are multiple instances on the same page, and also you can assign a paragraph style for each level of TOC. Hope I'm wrong and there is something that is hiding from me, but by now, the TOC of Publisher seems only usable to simple (very) basic chapter books. Making a report TOC like the attached one will mean doing the TOC manually (ouch!)
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