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The links in my TOC break as soon as a subscript or superscript appears in the line of text.

I tried copying the marker at the beginning of the line of text and adding it to the subscript/superscript, but nothing changed. I also tried adding the marker to the (normal) text immediately following the subscript/superscript, and still nothing changed. Lastly, I tried adding the marker in both of these places, and still could not get the link to work past subscript/superscript.

Does anyone know of a workaround that I could try?

Correct answer by Matt S - Tech Comm Tools | Adobe Community Professional

Try selecting the entire heading, apply Default Para Font from the Character Catalog and update the TOC.

I suspect the character tag might still be lurking

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TOC hyperlinks with Subscripts and Superscripts

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The links in my TOC break as soon as a subscript or superscript appears in the line of text.

I tried copying the marker at the beginning of the line of text and adding it to the subscript/superscript, but nothing changed. I also tried adding the marker to the (normal) text immediately following the subscript/superscript, and still nothing changed. Lastly, I tried adding the marker in both of these places, and still could not get the link to work past subscript/superscript.

Does anyone know of a workaround that I could try?

Correct answer by Matt S - Tech Comm Tools | Adobe Community Professional

Try selecting the entire heading, apply Default Para Font from the Character Catalog and update the TOC.

I suspect the character tag might still be lurking

-Matt

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Are you creating the super/subscripts using a character tag? If so, the occurrence of the tag may be limiting the active area of the link.

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Yes I am.

Is there a way to create super/subscripts without using a character tag?

Or, is there a way to change the active area of the link?

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I've not had to address this problem of having super/sub in a TOC, but my thought is to insert the super/sub from your character set.

See Unicode subscripts and superscripts - Wikipedia for a discussion of specific characters in a font. If your font has an ANSI code associated with the character, then press ALT, type the code (on the numeric keyboard!) and then release the ALT key. It should enter the character you need without the need for a character tag.

Let us know if you get this to work!

-Matt

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I found the ANSI codes that I needed, but the links in the TOC still break at the superscripts/subscripts.

I deleted the superscript character 2 in V²h, hit ALT + 0178 to insert a superscript 2, saved the file, and then redid the "Set up Table of Contents" and updated my book/TOC/IOM.

-Cameo

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Try selecting the entire heading, apply Default Para Font from the Character Catalog and update the TOC.

I suspect the character tag might still be lurking

-Matt

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That did the trick!


Thanks so much for your help, Matt!

-Cameo

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Excellent! Be sure to post this as a bug/feature request (that's for ​you to decide!) at adobe.com/go/wish

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re: If so, the occurrence of the tag may be limiting the active area of the link.

Yep. Long-standing issue.

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