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Table text in ToC

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Mar 28, 2024 Mar 28, 2024

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I am doing a book where the author wants headers from multiple tables to appear in the table of contents. inDesign is not recognizing the paragraph titles because the text is inside multiple tables. Is this even possible? For instance, the book has over a hundred tables that are an athlete's name (as a header), then stats in cells below. That athlete's name must appear in the ToC, but inDesign is not finding the text. I'm guessing because it's not in the direct story flow and inside tables. ???

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Explorer , Mar 28, 2024 Mar 28, 2024

Figured it out! Basically I'm an idiot. I mistakenly had two paragraph styles named exactly the same, except one had a hyphen in between the words. I was selecting the wrong paragraph style! 🤦‍:female_sign:

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Mar 28, 2024 Mar 28, 2024

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Working perfectly fine for me:

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Even with 4x levels of nesting.

 

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Can you provide a screenshot of the Table of Contents set-up window? That will help us figure out what's going on.

 

The fact that the text is in independent boxes should have nothing to do with its not being grabbed for the TOC. I have a sneaking suspicion that there's something wrong with how you've entered the parameters.

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Just to make it crystal clear, TOCs work by finding assigned paragraph styles; that means the desired headings inside the table have to be tagged with exactly those styles.


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Figured it out! Basically I'm an idiot. I mistakenly had two paragraph styles named exactly the same, except one had a hyphen in between the words. I was selecting the wrong paragraph style! 🤦‍:female_sign:

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Cool. Yes, style names are fussy-fussy.


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You're not an idiot! For a beginner, kudos to you for figuring it out.

 

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