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Hello,

I'm having trouble creating a table of contents in a new document. It worked fine in a previous document/version, but this time it's not. When I generate a TOC, the text is .2pt, and when I change the styles, the style will not continue when I update the TOC.

Also, Heading 1 and Heading 2 are automatically checked, but when I uncheck those and select "Chapter Title," the table will not update with the correct settings there either.

Am I doing something wrong? I have version 1.7.0.227.

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I tried to re-download the Beta to make sure I had the latest version, and now that particular document won't even open without crashing the program.

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1 hour ago, RenWaller said:

I'm having trouble creating a table of contents in a new document. It worked fine in a previous document/version, but this time it's not. When I generate a TOC, the text is .2pt

Do you have a Group Style called Base? Seems to me that was my problem, I had deleted that group style and it wrecked a great many things. Not sure why you cannot open the older document though. 

This was on Mac by the way.


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Further to your initial problem you do need a Group Style called Base, the ToC takes its information from that. Set some basic information like font and size and you are good to go.


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2 hours ago, Old Bruce said:

Further to your initial problem you do need a Group Style called Base,

Actually you don't. What you need is an ancestor style that will keep all common characteristics of TOC. So if you copy the specs from Base to TOC 1: Entry you have basically defined a common ancestor style from which other TOC styles are based off.

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Thank you Old Bruce and Seneca, I would love you try your suggestion, but the document won't stay open longer than a split second. That's definitely helpful for the future though!

The document is attached if you want to try opening it yourself.

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On 2/8/2019 at 1:54 PM, RenWaller said:

The document is attached if you want to try opening it yourself.

Yes, it crashes on me too.

I think you should send this file to the devs. They will delete it once they've identified the problem, and it may prove useful to them in identifying bugs, etc.

Just report it as a bug.

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Hi RenWaller,

The original issue with the 0.2pt ToC style has been reported to development to be fixed. I can also reproduce the crash with your document so I'll get that passed on to development.

 

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Unfortunately, I don't think there is anything you can do in the meantime. I'll see if development can do anything with your file to recover it, however it may just be that once they've fixed the crash your file will open without a problem!

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I'm not sure if they've fixed the crash yet, but I just got an automatic update, and the file still won't open without crashing.

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Hi All

I'm new to Publisher and having trouble with the TOC feature, I've opened a PDF that has bookmarks so shouldn't I see those bookmarks? Nothing in the TOC pane appears and I can't make any entries to start a TOC. I followed the advice of Old Bruce and Seneca by creating various styles, base paragraph character but still the menus in TOC editor are blank or greyed-out. I must be doing something wrong but can't figure out what. If the PDF already has bookmarks then at least I should be able to see and edit those, no?

Thanks for any assistance and I hope this message gets posted, the first one seems to have disappeared!

As a note, I'm trialing Affinity Designer and love it, I think I'll abandon Xara Designer and switch to this Designer, looks like it has a brighter future ahead of it, and I imagine I'll pick up Publisher when it's ready for sale.

Regards, Kevin in Barcelona

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Good Morning, 

Anybody available to take a shot at my post above, moderator maybe??? Sort of left out in the cold here on the Publisher forum!

Thanks, Kevin

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On 16. Februar 2019 at 5:54 PM, Kevin B said:

If the PDF already has bookmarks then at least I should be able to see and edit those, no?

No, we don’t think that this is possible. Try it with a new thread (here) if nobody will answer today.

 BTW: Welcome here in the forums, Kevin.

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5 hours ago, Oval said:

No, we don’t think that this is possible.

Agreed, I don't believe Publisher currently supports bookmarks from PDFs.

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Thanks your replies Oval and fde101, seems odd that Publisher doesn't work with bookmarks but I suppose it's goal is to create new documents only. This leaves me hanging as I need to update/improve existing pdf manuals and I can't just ditch their entire bookmark structure. Hummpffff!

Regards, Kevin

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3 hours ago, Kevin B said:

Thanks your replies Oval and fde101, seems odd that Publisher doesn't work with bookmarks but I suppose it's goal is to create new documents only. This leaves me hanging as I need to update/improve existing pdf manuals and I can't just ditch their entire bookmark structure. Hummpffff!

Remember that Publisher is a free beta release of a new product. It is not yet complete, and lacks a number of features that it will eventually have. However, even the first retail version will probably lack features that some users will consider critical. 

It should not be used for production purposes at this point, anyway. And if it's missing something you need, you should just use the tool you would have used before you had Publisher available to play with.


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Hi Publisher Forum,

Not sure if this thread is still open or anybody still available to comment. OK so now that Publisher is a paid product I want to be sure about PDF bookmarks before I pass up on the introductory offer. So, nobody foresees Publisher being able to create a bookmark, meaning the links in the left pane that show the document's structure based on the TOC, it's still the case I suppose?

I tested LibreOffice and it creates them from the TOC, so the feature can't be that difficult to implement, but I suppose Publisher is more for paper printing than digital publishing. I need to create manuals for monitor and tablet viewing only and the client wants bookmarks of course, not just a TOC at the start of the manual.

If anybody has feedback or news on this then please send it along, and thanks in advance.

Regards, Kevin

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Publisher can't do that yet, but it may be able to do so in the future.


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Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476),
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   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
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