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Lesson 8. Sailing publication > Formatting the table of contents

Formatting the table of contents

Your table of contents text is in place, but the appearance isn't right. PageMaker created a new paragraph tag for each requested paragraph style, but it used the formatting of the source paragraphs as a default style definition. You will customize the look of the table of contents by editing the paragraph styles PageMaker automatically creates for a TOC.

1.
Go to the first page of 08Toc.pmd, and look in the Styles palette. Notice that PageMaker has added several new styles to the list. Each one begins with the letters TOC.

You begin by editing the paragraph style for the title.

2.
In the Styles palette, hold down Ctrl (Windows) or Command (Macintosh) as you click the style TOC title. Click Char, and choose Birch as the font. Type 64 for Size, and set Case to All Caps. Deselect Bold, set the Track to Very Loose, and Horizontal scale to 105%. Click OK. Next, click Para in the Style Options dialog box. Set the Alignment to Left, Left Indent to 2.25, the First Indent to 0, and the Space After to .65 inch. Hold down Shift (Windows) or Option (Macintosh) as you click OK to close all dialog boxes.

In the next steps, you define the other four styles that begin with TOC. The type specifications are expressed using the notation x/x, which is a shorthand method by which typographers and graphics designers describe type size and leading. For example, 12/15 means 12 point type on 15 points of leading.

3.
In the Styles palette, hold down Ctrl (Windows) or Command (Macintosh) as you click TOC Heading 1. Click Char and specify 12/15 Myriad Condensed Bold. The Case is already set to All Caps, because PageMaker picked up the attribute from the Heading 1 style in the chapters. Click OK, click Para, and specify 2.25 for Left Indent, 0 for First Indent, and .2 for Paragraph Space Before. Click OK. Click Tabs, click the right-aligned tab icon (), and then choose the dotted line for Leader. Type 6.74 for Position. Click the Position pop-up menu and choose Add Tab. Click OK twice to close both dialog boxes.

You will modify the next two styles using the same method you just used to edit the TOC Heading 1 style.

4.
For TOC Heading 2, specify Char settings of 11.5/15 AGaramond Regular. Specify Para settings of 2.5 for Left Indent and 0 for First Indent. For Tabs, add a right aligned, dot-leader tab at 6.74. Remember that you must choose Add Tab from the Position pop-up menu to record the new tab position.

5.
For TOC Heading 3, change the Char settings to 11.5/15 AGaramond Regular. Specify Para settings of 2.5 for Left Indent and 0 for First Indent. Click Tabs and set a right-aligned, dot-leader tab at 6.74.

The word Index is still not formatted correctly. It should look the same as the lines that have the TOC Heading 1 style applied to them. You will fix this in the next topic.

6.
With the pointer tool selected, hold down the Shift key to constrain the movement to a single direction, and drag the text block so that the baseline of the title (Contents) rests on the guide at about 2 inches. If necessary, choose View > Show Guides.

7.
Choose File > Save.


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