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I do believe it is done in the More section of the Export PDF part of the Export... 

tick the box at the bottom called Allow advanced features

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4 hours ago, Old Bruce said:

I do believe it is done in the More section of the Export PDF part of the Export... 

tick the box at the bottom called Allow advanced features

I tried it and it doesn't produce a clickable table of contents.

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Works here, although I should point out that only the page numbers are clickable. Not the entire line or entry.


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Only the page numbers in a table of contents are clickable.

That is not what I would expect. And I think in general one would expect the whole line to be clickable.

Still some work to be done here.

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14 hours ago, RM f/g said:

Only the page numbers in a table of contents are clickable.

That is not what I would expect. And I think in general one would expect the whole line to be clickable.

Still some work to be done here.

It seems Publisher is the most lacking in terms of features compared to photo and designer.

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9 hours ago, toutou123 said:

It seems Publisher is the most lacking in terms of features compared to photo and designer.

That makes sense.  Photo and Designer have both had several releases already so there has been time to enhance and refine them.  Publisher will be released for the first time next week - it hasn't been around as long and is just getting started.

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2 hours ago, fde101 said:

That makes sense.  Photo and Designer have both had several releases already so there has been time to enhance and refine them.  Publisher will be released for the first time next week - it hasn't been around as long and is just getting started.

It's just that photo and designer can be a solid replacement to photoshop and illustrator in the majority of time. So people had same expectations for publisher to replace InDesign, but after testing it, a lot of people found it lacking essential features and they can't use it for a lot of publishing work.

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1 minute ago, toutou123 said:

It's just that photo and designer can be a solid replacement to photoshop and illustrator in the majority of time. So people had same expectations for publisher to replace InDesign, but after testing it, a lot of people found it lacking essential features and they can't use it for a lot of publishing work.

There are also many people who find it more than adequate for their work already.  It will obviously depend on the specific nature of what each person is doing and their tolerance for needing to work around some of the current limitations.  In any case, I would certainly expect many of those features to start making their appearance over the course of the next few releases.

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I would also like to know if this will be done in the next month or so. It's a consideration for whether I buy Affinity Publisher (I'm trying out the trial), as LibreOffice does this already (but is worse for positioning frames and images).

Is there a workaround for mass-modifying the table of contents to make the text linkable as well as the page numbers?

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Hi !

I tried the table of content feature for the first time, and I'm quite disappointed that only page numbes are clickable… why not the whole line ?
And in the generated PDF there are no table of contents links as well, whereas there are in indesign generated pdf. (see attachments)
Am I missing some settings?
Can we hope to have theses features?

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PDF bookmarks are not supported either (unless they just added them). You have to insert them with another program afterward, such as pdftk.

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I just re-exported my project using Publisher 1.8.2 to make a few minor fixes and improvements, and I noticed that all my table of contents bookmarks exported with the whole line clickable, not just the numbers! I don't remember noticing that in the release notes. I hope it's intentional and staying around. Is anyone else getting this?

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Let us know how it goes, or if it's just my computer doing dark magic!

If your TOC is crossing more than one column, be sure to check all the links when you export. I found a bug, which I'll try reporting once I get together a clean example file that has the problem, where two entries that link to the same page apparently get combined even if they are split across columns, which seems to cause the link hitbox to become huge and clobber all the previous links in the first column. I'm speculating as to the cause, but the workaround is to split a multicolumn frame into multiple frames.

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