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)
Thanks a lot everyone for the feedback. I am moving this under review.
Still wishing in 2022...
I am formatting a book right now, Jan of 2021 and this is STILL an issue. This truly needs to be fixed, it is such a hassle to have to reformat the TOC entirely.
Still wishing for this in 2021.
Unfortunately, it appears this is still an issue in 2020. I just had to update the font size in my book after receiving my proof and when I did this I lost about 50 pages from the design. Having to redo the text on the ToC again. Seems there is still no way to update just the page numbers. Can we please have this feature?
I agree, have a feature where the user can update the page numbers only. It's irritating to have to update the whole TOC everytime. If MS Word can do it, I am sure the Adobe team can figure something out.
How and WHY is this still not a thing.
Simply update the pagenumbers I don't want to have to redo the custom table of content look and feel.
A title in the document looks different than the title in table of content. ... guys
Ian Howlett commented
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.
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.
exactly what Tomasz says.
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
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.
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.
Kind of. but just the page numbers. (because i often must manipulate the entrys (not the numbers) )
So basically you want a table of contents that does live updates?