The Table of Contents panel allows you to insert, update and manage any table of contents (TOCs) within your document.
About the Table of Contents panel
From the Table of Contents panel, you can insert a new table of contents, update and manage existing TOCs, and create styles for your TOCs.
The following icons are available from the top of the panel:
Insert—inserts a generated TOC in a text frame at the caret position for your document.
Update—updates the selected TOC to include TOC entries for text newly assigned with a text style that is marked to be included in the TOC.
Update All Tables of Contents—updates all TOCs within your document.
Delete—deletes the selected TOC in the TOC pop-up menu.
Rename—allows you to enter a new name for the selected TOC.
Each table of contents within the document has the following properties:
TOC—select a TOC from the pop-up menu to configure its settings and jump to its page location.
Scope—the TOC will be generated from all of the document or only the section containing the TOC.
Look In—TOC headings will be generated from all text frames in the section(s) or only the frames that are linked in a text flow.
Stop at next TOC—check to automatically stop TOC generation if another TOC is found.
Include entries before TOC—check to include TOC entries before the intended TOC location, e.g., to include preface or introductory information.
Include as PDF Bookmarks—when selected, allows TOC entries to be included as PDF bookmarks.
The entries that are included in a table of contents and their appearances are determined by the TOC Style. All tables of contents must have a TOC Style. These styles can be created, renamed and deleted from the TOC Style menu. Multiple TOCs can share a TOC Style.
The TOC Style has the following properties:
Numbers before headings—check to place page numbers before the TOC headings.
Remove line breaks—check to replace line breaks with a space in the TOC. For example, headings with line breaks will appear as single-line TOC entries.
Include inline pins—copy inline pinned objects from headings into the TOC.
Separator—specify any glyphs you would like to place between the page number and the text in an entry. Use the arrow for common glyphs.
Style Name—check paragraph styles in the list to base the TOC on the text associated from those styles. For each style you select, page numbers are included by default.
The TOC style also holds a group of text styles, which include:
A base paragraph style for all the entries.
A base character style for all the page numbers in the entries.
One paragraph style for each source style controlling how those entries will look.
One character style for each source style controlling how page numbers for those entries will look.
An option menu to the right of each style offering a submenu that allows you to include or exclude page numbers and specify an indent level for the style.