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Generating TOC and only showing part of a Paragraph Style

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The Heading doesnt quite describe what i want but its close.

I want to generate a "List of Figures" Using the TOC Feature. I have already done that and it turned out perfect however i want the portion that is generated to only use the first sentance of each paragraph style. 

Why?All my images have a caption and I have correctly assigned them a caption paragraph style. 

I generated the TOC and its perfect except now i have to add at the end of each caption in the Document a source. I dont want that source to sho up in the TOC.

For example here is my caption:

 

Figure 4.11: Creating a Resilient Transportation Network. Source: Resilient Tampa Bay: Transportation Pilot Program Project

 

I want the TOC to only show

Figure 4.11: Creating a Resilient Transportation Network.

 

What kind of Trick, GREP or Nested Style can i set up so that i dont have to manually edit the TOC after generating it?

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Generating TOC and only showing part of a Paragraph Style

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The Heading doesnt quite describe what i want but its close.

I want to generate a "List of Figures" Using the TOC Feature. I have already done that and it turned out perfect however i want the portion that is generated to only use the first sentance of each paragraph style. 

Why?All my images have a caption and I have correctly assigned them a caption paragraph style. 

I generated the TOC and its perfect except now i have to add at the end of each caption in the Document a source. I dont want that source to sho up in the TOC.

For example here is my caption:

 

Figure 4.11: Creating a Resilient Transportation Network. Source: Resilient Tampa Bay: Transportation Pilot Program Project

 

I want the TOC to only show

Figure 4.11: Creating a Resilient Transportation Network.

 

What kind of Trick, GREP or Nested Style can i set up so that i dont have to manually edit the TOC after generating it?

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InDesign will always collect the entire paragraph using a specified style and will copy it into the TOC. There is no way to tell InDesign to only copy part of the paragraph. You could use GREP find/change to remove the last section, but you will have to remember to run it after every update, so it's not a great "trick". 

 

It might be nice if InDesign could create a TOC from character styles—which would accomplish exactly what you want—but that feature doesn't exist.

 

~Barb

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Thats what i thought, I was wondering if i could apply a grep expression to "delete" or hide anything after the First or Second Period? I know i have run a GREP expression to "Hide" periods in a table so i was wondering if there was something i could do to do that.

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You could add a GREP style or a Nested Style to your paragraph style. You would want it to take all of the text after the second period and apply a Character style with a very small size (.5 pt or something) and a character color of None.

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Haha i just answered the previous reply asking about that.. 

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