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Soft version of "Update Table of Contents"

If there is a Table of Content, with some correction in it (for example line breaks) and after that, there is a small correction in the content area, which followed by loosing one page. Therefore it would be great, to just update the Page-numbers, instead updating the whole ToC.

(sorry for bad english)

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  • Ian Howlett commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have to make manual updates to the Table of Contents to get it how it needs to be. So just being able to update the page numbers would be very useful, and would save me a lot of time.

  • Eve commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please! It would be great update the page numbers only, not the formatting, and not the paragraph/character styles. I agree that in this instance Word is way ahead of InDesign, unfortunately. It's also clunky having to manually update the bookmarks if you change any of the copy in the TofC.

  • Tomasz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think, we all would love if we can update ONLY the page numbers, nothing more - just as it is in Word f.e.

  • Georg Stadler commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The ability to strip Forced Line Breaks would be a huge help!
    But going further, the (optional) ability to strip out even Character Styles would be helpful.

  • Liviu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Florin. This is a great idea and it should be very simple for Indesign team to implement it: put cross references instead of the plain page numbers in your TOC. I replace them every time, it takes a bit of time but well worth it in most cases. Of course only when you dont have a very long TOC. Also there are a few scripts that does this, but you have to pay for them.

  • Florin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Kind of. but just the page numbers. (because i often must manipulate the entrys (not the numbers) )

  • RY commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    So basically you want a table of contents that does live updates?

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