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dullveggie

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Creating a multi-level table of contents or index
« on: November 04, 2011, 04:52:08 pm »
Does anyone know how to create a multi-level table of contents. I'm trying to create a recipe book and want to generate the names of recipe under the headings: meat, fish, vegetables etc, AND i also want to create an index based on key ingredients.

I've worked out how to use the attributes to tag text frames so that they appear in a table of contents, and created attributes for TOC and TOCHeading. I can generate a table of content with one or other of the attributes, but when i try to generate them into the same text frame, the second one overwrites the first instead of listing them both.

Am stuck, so any help appreciated.
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Re: Creating a multi-level table of contents or index
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2011, 04:48:20 pm »
for the toc, for now, you'd better create it manually...

and if this is not practical for your book, it's a sign that you'll probably have other problems in using scribus further on...

for the index it's a different issue...

concerning the index: scribus does not support indexes, either.
there are a few workarounds... if you still are interested in using scribus for your project, i think that we can discuss about it...

and, for the future, there are solutions in the working for both the TOC and the index!

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Re: Creating a multi-level table of contents or index
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2011, 01:41:15 am »
Thanks - will create TOC with all levels the same and edit - it's not too much work. I thought i could do something with attributes and put things as children or parents on other attributes, but this doesn't seem have any effect when creating a TOC.

Good to know that TOCs and Indexes will be sorted out at some point in the future - i like what i have seen of Scribus so far. Would be interested in work arounds for index, if you can point me in the right direction.

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Re: Creating a multi-level table of contents or index
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2012, 08:24:41 pm »
Interested in writing one or more books and would appreciate any help to avoid disasters.