I have been using InDesign for years and have generated many TOCs for several books. For some reason, the TOC won't generate on my current project. I have the book open. I
I have even tried opening all the chapters, but it still is not working.
Have you tried on a different - new / test document - to rule out problem with corrupted INDD file / preferences ?
How often are you doing SAVE AS with a new name ?
Actually, several times.
What happens when you try? "won't generate" isn't a lot of info to go on.
When I ask the TOC to generate, all I get is the Title for the Table of Contents and its page number. The program doesn't seem to recognize the other documents in the book.
Have tried that with a single document file and it generated perfectly.
Can you create book again - create new INDB file and add INDD files again?
The best would be if you add INDD files one-by-one checking if TOC generates correctly.
If it fails at some point - do IDMLing - export affected INDD file as IDML, open and save with a new name - do not overwrite your original file.
OK, we now have two threads here on the forum with this problem.
I wonder if you've found a bug.
What OS and version of InDesign?
Waht happens if you roll back a version?