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In the creation of the chapter pages of a book for eventual export to epub, I had anchored some images inline above each title. It was the only way I could get the title to stay undeneath the image (if I didn't, the title would appear above the image instead). When I went to create the TOC using the TOC function, it pulled all the images into the creation of the TOC. Is there a way to not have it do that? I had to manually delete them while restyling the TOC. I imagine it would have to do with not checking the "make text anchors in paragraphs" box, but isn't that box essential to creating a linkable TOC? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.

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Correct answer by Barb Binder | Adobe Community Professional

"...when the anchored object position is set to “Custom,” the anchored object will not pull into your TOC. Setting the graphic to “Inline or Above Line” is the ONLY way to get the thumbnail to pull into the auto-generating TOC."

https://indesignsecrets.com/how-to-incorporate-chapter-thumbnail-images-into-an-auto-generating-table-of-contents.php

 

So working backwards—the article is about how to add the image to the TOC—change the anchoring position to custom. You can still put the image above the chapter titles. Read how here:https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/anchored-objects.html.

 

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Inline Images above chapter heads pulled into creating TOC

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In the creation of the chapter pages of a book for eventual export to epub, I had anchored some images inline above each title. It was the only way I could get the title to stay undeneath the image (if I didn't, the title would appear above the image instead). When I went to create the TOC using the TOC function, it pulled all the images into the creation of the TOC. Is there a way to not have it do that? I had to manually delete them while restyling the TOC. I imagine it would have to do with not checking the "make text anchors in paragraphs" box, but isn't that box essential to creating a linkable TOC? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.

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Correct answer by Barb Binder | Adobe Community Professional

"...when the anchored object position is set to “Custom,” the anchored object will not pull into your TOC. Setting the graphic to “Inline or Above Line” is the ONLY way to get the thumbnail to pull into the auto-generating TOC."

https://indesignsecrets.com/how-to-incorporate-chapter-thumbnail-images-into-an-auto-generating-table-of-contents.php

 

So working backwards—the article is about how to add the image to the TOC—change the anchoring position to custom. You can still put the image above the chapter titles. Read how here:https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/anchored-objects.html.

 

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"...when the anchored object position is set to “Custom,” the anchored object will not pull into your TOC. Setting the graphic to “Inline or Above Line” is the ONLY way to get the thumbnail to pull into the auto-generating TOC."

https://indesignsecrets.com/how-to-incorporate-chapter-thumbnail-images-into-an-auto-generating-tabl...

 

So working backwards—the article is about how to add the image to the TOC—change the anchoring position to custom. You can still put the image above the chapter titles. Read how here:https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/anchored-objects.html.

 

~Barb

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Hi Barb, 

Thanks so much for the info and the links. I'll have to practice based on those tutorials just to get an idea of how it's done, but in the meantime for deadline's sake I just wound up having to delete each image from the TOC, restyling, etc.

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