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Chapter 8. Long Documents > Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Don’t get fooled into thinking the Table of Contents feature (under the Layout menu) is only for making book tables of contents. This feature lets you build collections of paragraphs that have been tagged with specific styles. For instance, if you use even two styles when you’re formatting a book—one for the chapter name and another for your first-level headings—you can build a basic table of contents by collecting all the paragraphs tagged with these two styles. But if you use paragraph styles to tag your product names, you could just as easily build an index of products for a catalog. Anything you can tag with a paragraph style, you can build into a “table of contents.” (While QuarkXPress can also make these kinds of lists based on character styles, InDesign currently only works with paragraph styles.)

This all depends entirely on your using styles. You should be using styles anyway—if you’re not, you’re working way too hard. If you don’t currently use styles, refer to Chapter 4, “Type,” to see why you should.


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