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A Suggestion for the TOC

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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.


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