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Community Beginner ,
Jan 30, 2024 Jan 30, 2024

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Hello everyone,

I'm handling a document where I need to manage a Table of figures. Since it's quite a technical document, the captions are sometimes a bit long. I'd like to include in the ToF only a part of them. For example: "Figure 1: General envelope. The blablablalbla": I'd like to have only "Figure 1: General envelope" in the ToF. 

 

My first idea was to use two paragraph styles (let's say Figures and FiguresNOTOF) and use the former in the ToF, but I can't help having a line break in the caption, which should be avoided. 

 

I browsed some discussions here but I couldn't find the best way to achieve this.

What's the best strategy here?

 

Thank you!

 

 

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Community Expert , Jan 30, 2024 Jan 30, 2024

Your idea of using two paragraph styles is correct. But instead of adding the abbreviated caption to the 'real' caption, add it in a sperate text frame and anchor it in the caption. You can move the anchored frame largely away from the page, only a fraction of the frame needs to be on the page. Then in the ToF use the paragraph style applied to the abbreviated caption.

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Your idea of using two paragraph styles is correct. But instead of adding the abbreviated caption to the 'real' caption, add it in a sperate text frame and anchor it in the caption. You can move the anchored frame largely away from the page, only a fraction of the frame needs to be on the page. Then in the ToF use the paragraph style applied to the abbreviated caption.

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Brilliant! Thank you so much!

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Hi Peter,

 

Why not just insert a Grep style in the "Caption" TOC para style that makes invisible all the text after the first dot [automatic] or after a non-joiner [manually placed by the op]?

 

Char Style: Invisible

Grep Expression: [.~j].+$

 

(^/)  The Jedi

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I assumed that abbreviating a caption wouldn't always be as simple as chopping it off somewhere.

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