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Hey there!

So I have setup a table of contents for my book project, however, many chapters begin not with the chapter title, but instead with a picture on the left hand page. So the page number in the TOC is the page that has the chapter title on the right page, not the picture that's on the left page. Is there any way to use the table of contents generator to create the table of contents, but then edit it after the fact to give it the correct page numbers? Thanks!

- Neil

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Once the TOC has been generated you can manually edit the page numbers and text but if you need to update the TOC you will loose all of the edits as the TOC will use the original information.

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Assuming that the chapter title is in a text style named "Chapter Title", this would work for those chapters that start with a picture:

  1. Add a text frame to the page with the picture.
  2. Add a duplicte copy of the chapter title to that text frame, using the Chapter Title text style.
  3. Hide the  text frame in the Layers panel. It will be invisible to the reader, but will appear in the TOC because it has the right text style.
  4. On the next page, with the visible chapter title, change the text style of the chapter title to one that is not included in the TOC.
  5. Generate the TOC.


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