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  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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;-)
  4. Hello, when I'm creating the TOC the page numbers are not there. What I'm missing? Thanks Mike Publisher
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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?
  8. 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....
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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!
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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!)
  16. Windows 10 Home 1909, Publisher When the items I want to put in a TOC have bullet points, those bullet points come through into the TOC and cause the formatting to be messy. See attached image and AFPUB file. Is this expected behaviour and, if so, how can I stop it? toc-entries-with-bullet-points-from-text.afpub
  17. Dear all, how can I create a TOC that displays the title and subtitle of a chapter? I want these two headlines to appear in different styles in the publication. The result should be something like: Author's name: Title. Subtitle ................. page n° The integration of the author's name is the next issue, it is by now at the end of the chapters... Any hints for me? Thank you in advance 🙂
  18. Hey there, how is it possible to assign different styles to an toc depending on what styles it had before. Like headings get one, and subtitles another one? Thanks for your help, Lars
  19. It would be helpful if we could have the option to have a TOC field be composed of the associated page numbers without the accompanying text. This would allow us to have a TOC field that is only the numbers which could be formatted a different way from the associated heading text but it could be updated without the need to reformat any style. This would be useful for TOC that need to have the page numbers a different style than the heading text. We could simply have a field for the #s and one for the text and then update both of the fields and everything would be good to go. As of now after an update of the field we need to go in and change all of the numbers to the desired style every time. Hope that makes sense! If there is an easy way to accomplish this now that I'm missing I'd love to learn. Thanks, Jeff
  20. I am using Publisher on desktop, Windows 10. I pasted the contents of a book created elsewhere into Publisher and used the text autoflow feature to have it expand to as many pages as needed. Formatted everything with Chapter Title, pics, etc. Inserted 2 new blank pages near beginning of document to create TOC and inserted TOC, which doesn't fit on one page. Clicked the chain icon and linked it to the next text box on the next page to have the TOC overflow - which it does nicely. All the rest of my pages then go blank. The correct number of pages is still there, but none of the content is viewable any longer, after the newly inserted TOC. Any suggestions?
  21. It's been a while since i haven't posted here. (Doesn't mean i haven't read some threads from time to time). I've dived into Publisher ocean, and i'm trying to push it's limits. And i've come to an end concerning TOC. I'm trying to create a "design" TOC. With a multitude of styles and graphics (see image from my "design") : And now i'm looking forward to achieve what i have'nt found myself (so here i am). See where i've managed to get to, by tweaking TOC styles : I'm still looking for a way to add "0" before my numbers (as in my design screenshot); As well as points after (as in my design screenshot). *Found* (not optimal though as 3 digits numbers won't work and 1 digits need 0 before so the space between full stop ans numbers is always the same ); I'm also looking for a way to add my stroke between the page number and the name of the heading. (This one not sure i'll find a way other than adding the by manually) *Found* thx to @GarryP NOTA : I could keep my "design" TOC, but i'm not that kind of man! I need to understand how far i can go (for further projects ^^). So does any "vieux de la vieille" as we say in my country (could be translated as old folks knowing their job), who has informations i didn't find by myself. Thx in advance gentlemans ! Cheers
  22. Is there a way to keep all of the formatting on a TOC text area after you update the TOC content? When I update the TOC area it resets any new tabs and specific character formatting I have applied to the page numbers. Also, is there possibly a way to have the TOC page numbers appear without the associated text? Thanks!
  23. Is it possible for the TOC entries to automatically include the paragraph numbering of the referenced paragraphs? For example, in my second attached image I have the paragraphs numbered as I want them and it would be nice if those numbers are automatically brought across into the TOC, as in my first attached image. I made the first attached image by manually adding the numbering to the TOC styles but I am wondering if there is a simpler way.
  24. When I generate a TOC, heading 2 does not indent under heading 1. How can I correct this?
  25. Ok. So i managed to get the TOC spanning two pages as its become too long for one page. But is it possible to set that the second page start with the style that I have marked? Right now it looks a bit messy as the second page does not look good as a continue of first page. How can I make this look better? Thanks!
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