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TOC with multiple same entry required

New Here ,
Jun 19, 2021 Jun 19, 2021

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I have a recipe TOC with >Chapter Start >Recipe. All works great. I need several recipes to appear twice in the TOC. For example “Beef with sticky Rice”. I require this page to appear under the RICE heading and the BEEF heading.

  1. BEEF
                    Beef with sticky Rice       p1
                    Roast Beef                          p2
  2. RICE
                    Fried Rice                            p3
                    Beef with sticky Rice       p1
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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 19, 2021 Jun 19, 2021
For that to work with a TOC you'd need to have that heading in Chapter 2. You might want to consider using Cross References to make your Table of Contents. https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/cross-references.html I'd say you could add a cross reference only for the 2. Rice > Beef with stick Rice p1 But if you update your TOC you'll lose it. Creating the TOC from scratch using Cross References should work.  But will have it's issues too. What you're describing sounds more like an Inde...

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 20, 2021 Jun 20, 2021
> What you're describing sounds more like an Index Yes, index is the way to go.

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Jun 19, 2021 Jun 19, 2021

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For that to work with a TOC you'd need to have that heading in Chapter 2.

 

You might want to consider using Cross References to make your Table of Contents.

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

 

I'd say you could add a cross reference only for the 2. Rice > Beef with stick Rice p1

But if you update your TOC you'll lose it.

 

Creating the TOC from scratch using Cross References should work. 

But will have it's issues too.

 

What you're describing sounds more like an Index - https://www.creativebloq.com/indesign/design-simple-index-indesign-5132666

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> What you're describing sounds more like an Index

Yes, index is the way to go.

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Thank you both for a swift response. Great suggestion, it is a solution although I will have to investigate the formatting. I have 300+ entries though; this will mean accessing the cross reference dialogue box for every entry. I am probably missing something, is there a more automated method of entry. Cheers Garry. p.s. running CS4

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As mentioned, creating an index is probably the best way forward.

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