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How Make TOC with BOOK format

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Jul 16, 2021 Jul 16, 2021

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I have 37 chapters, each a different file, bound together in BOOK format. After opening in book format, unless I open a chapter, the [Layout -->  Table of Contents] is grayed out. With one chapter open, only one chapter gets a TOC. So I have to open all 37 chapters. Yet the book dialog box only produces one chapter in the TOC, the last opened chapter. Not all 37 chapters.

 

Any ideas on how to create a TOC for all the chapters. I’m stumped.

 

Thanks.

 

Ted Gordon

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Jul 16, 2021 Jul 16, 2021

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Hi Ted,

 

With the Book file (.indb) and any of the booked chapters open you should be able to go to Layout>Table of Contents to generate the TOC across the whole book. Make sure Include Book Documents is selected. 

 

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Jul 17, 2021 Jul 17, 2021

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Hi Ted,

if you open an InDesign document not using the Book panel, this option is grayed out.

 

Additional:

You could synchronize the TOC Style to all documents of a book file.

From my German InDesign where "Inhaltsverzeichnisformate" means "TOC Styles":

INDD-Book-SynchOptions-TOC-Styles-DE.PNG

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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