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Need help creating EPUB TOC in doc with no titles on pages

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May 01, 2020

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I'm trying to create an ebook with a TOC for a book that doesn't have actual titles on most of the pages. I know that I can create the TOC using a hidden layer, but I can't export to EPUB with the linked copy hidden. That just causes an error and then the TOC in the ereader app doesn't link properly.

 

I tried adding titles to those pages that are missing them and making the titles invisible (no fill color), but that doesn't work. The invisible copy still shows up in the ebook.

 

So I'm at a loss. How do I link the TOC to the appropriate pages without having the actual titles on those pages to link to? Is it even possible?

 

Thanks!

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Create bookmarks, they are found in the exported EPUB as TOC entries.

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Need help creating EPUB TOC in doc with no titles on pages

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I'm trying to create an ebook with a TOC for a book that doesn't have actual titles on most of the pages. I know that I can create the TOC using a hidden layer, but I can't export to EPUB with the linked copy hidden. That just causes an error and then the TOC in the ereader app doesn't link properly.

 

I tried adding titles to those pages that are missing them and making the titles invisible (no fill color), but that doesn't work. The invisible copy still shows up in the ebook.

 

So I'm at a loss. How do I link the TOC to the appropriate pages without having the actual titles on those pages to link to? Is it even possible?

 

Thanks!

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Create bookmarks, they are found in the exported EPUB as TOC entries.

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I think I found a work-around by creating the TOC manually and using hyperlinks to text anchors that I also create manually. Problem most likely solved!

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May 02, 2020

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I haven't tried this with EPUB export, but for PDF I've used non-printing boxes that barely touch the page.

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Create bookmarks, they are found in the exported EPUB as TOC entries.

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Do you know how this is done when expoting an EPUB? There is no menu item to "create a bookmark". There is in the ToC styles menu to also create bookmarks for a ToC entry, that show up in a PDF, but no way to do this for something that doesn't have an entry. THAT's the question here. There is nothing in the Epub export dialog about bookmarks either thn I can see.

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