Table of Contents from multiple styles on one line

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May 27, 2022 May 27, 2022

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I would like to make a Table of Contents that pulls two pieces of information and puts them in the same line. I have one Paragraph Style for "Part #" and a second Style for "Part Name." Since they are connected information, I'd like to include both, like in the picture:

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Adobe Community Professional , May 27, 2022 May 27, 2022
This will probably work better as a cross reference. Cross references take a bit more work to setup but have several advantages over a TOC. Cross references or more versatile because you can select what is cross refrerenced and combine multiple cross refereces with a paragraph. Cross references are aslo dynamic. You don't need to update them. https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/cross-references.html https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/help-indesign-book-toc-and-anchors-cross-reference/m-p/11029422

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Adobe Community Professional , May 28, 2022 May 28, 2022
You could make both paragraph style as 1 paragraph, separated with a space + forced break, change the style via Line Style or Nested Style. Or use a cross refence. What is better here depends on the details of your layout.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 01, 2022 Jun 01, 2022
Hi Travis, you could do two differnt TOCs side by side in two different text frames. Simply set up two different TOC Styles. The first one is picking up the part numbers. The second one is responsible for part names and the page numbers. Will fit perfectly if every entry is exactly one line of text and typography is identical like in your screenshot. Regards, Uwe Laubender ( Adobe Community Professional )

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This will probably work better as a cross reference. Cross references take a bit more work to setup but have several advantages over a TOC. Cross references or more versatile because you can select what is cross refrerenced and combine multiple cross refereces with a paragraph. Cross references are aslo dynamic. You don't need to update them.

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/cross-references.html

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/help-indesign-book-toc-and-anchors-cross-referen...

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You could make both paragraph style as 1 paragraph, separated with a space + forced break, change the style via Line Style or Nested Style.

Or use a cross refence.

 

What is better here depends on the details of your layout.

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Hi Travis,

you could do two differnt TOCs side by side in two different text frames.

Simply set up two different TOC Styles. The first one is picking up the part numbers. The second one is responsible for part names and the page numbers. Will fit perfectly if every entry is exactly one line of text and typography is identical like in your screenshot.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Professional )

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Thanks, these are all useful options.

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