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Master ToC Construction

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Fabe Level 3 Level 3 (620 points)
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Feb 7, 2012 6:36 AM

Additional thread with questions about ToC:

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3685186?tstart=0

 

I am trying to acheive what I am calling a "master Table of Contents" for an entire book. What I am generating are Table of Contents for Chapters only.

 

The ToC I am aiming for will look like this:

 

Book Title

Copyright

Dedication

Acknowledgements

Publisher's Statement

Title Page

Book Introduction

Chapter 1

Section 1

Section 2

Section 3

Section 4

Chapter 2

Section 1

Section 2

Chapter 3

Section 1

Section 2

Section 3

Chapter 30

Section 1

Section 2

Section 3

Section 4

Afterward

Glossary

Index

 

I have read through the help files on Table of Contents – http://support.apple.com/kb/PH2752?viewlocale=en_US – but I am not acheiving what the photo on the page implies is possible. What is the flaw in my workflow? Thanks in advance.  - Fabe

  • D-bag Calculating status...
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    Feb 7, 2012 9:03 AM (in response to Fabe)

    I may be wrong, but aren´t you suppose to choose what kind of "section" the book is suppose to be? The title is its own page, but you have to set the pages in chapter and THEN in sections. When you press the "+" you can choose if you want it to be a chapter or just a page. If you choose "chapter" press "+" again to create a page within the chapter.

     

    I THINK it´s the only way to do it. I may be wrong, so if any one have an idea on how to to it, please reply. I am curious to:)

  • Barnheisel Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
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    Feb 7, 2012 9:53 AM (in response to Fabe)

    You can not have a "master" TOC page that has all chapters in the book.

     

    IBA has a different TOC page for each chapter. (built on the fly with current chapter sectons)

    so if you have 5 chapters in your book you will have 5 TOC pages that contain only the sections of each current chapter.

     

    to get to the different TOC pages you swipe through the TOC pages or click on the dots at the bottem in the black bar.

  • Barnheisel Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
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    Feb 7, 2012 10:12 AM (in response to Barnheisel)

    Let me clarify,

    You can not have a master TOC of all the chapters etc. in LANDSCAPE mode

    You can in Portrait mode,

    so in Portrait mode you could have what you are aiming for, but not in landsacpe.

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    Feb 7, 2012 11:11 AM (in response to Fabe)

    As always, feel free to use IBA Feeback menu for anything you'd like changed/added in the future.

  • Barnheisel Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
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    Feb 7, 2012 11:29 AM (in response to Fabe)

    For landscape mode yes, for Portraite mode the first list will work

     

    also note, the headings will not appear in on the TOC page only the Section titles.

     

    What you can do is:

    use a Preface page instead of a chapter page (That way it does not say "chapter & Setion" in the pop up black title bar. and rename sections "chapters"

     

    so internaly the app thinks it is

     

    Preface

         Section 1

              Heading 1

              Heading 1

         Section 2

              Heading 1

              Heading 1

         Section 3

              Heading 1

              Heading 1

     

    But visualy what you see is

    Book title(or what ever)

         Chapter 1

              Heading 1

              Heading 1

         Chapter 2

              Heading 1

              Heading 1

        Chapter 2

              Heading 1

              Heading 1

     

    There may be a way to get it to work how you originaly want, but I have not found it.

     

    Hopefully in the next version the TOC stuff that works in protrait will also work in Landscape.

     

    Also in the help file it says adding paragrah styles to the TOC pane in the inspector only works in Portrait mode

    not in landsacpe mode.

    So it is all working correctly according to the help file.

  • Julie A. at Strata Calculating status...
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    Feb 7, 2012 3:28 PM (in response to K T)

    I'm not seeing any feedback menu ??

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    Feb 7, 2012 3:34 PM (in response to Julie A. at Strata)

    Use the first menu on the left 'iBooks Author'...drop that down and choose 'Provide iBooks Author Feedback'.

     

    iBA_Feedback.png

  • James L. Calculating status...
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    Apr 1, 2012 3:43 PM (in response to Fabe)

    Fabe, have a look at this page... It shows how to incorporate front matter materials into your TOC

    http://www.mariasguides.com/2012/02/09/how-to-create-a-front-matter-chapter-for- your-ebook/

  • GrampaFarnsworth Calculating status...
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    Apr 2, 2012 10:14 AM (in response to Fabe)

    I found a little partal workaround for the TOC problem in Landscape mode.  

     

    I set out to achieve a TOC that would show when I "exported" the iba file to a PDF.  It's hard for people to help "edit" the book without a printed TOC...

     

    So..  I nested a blank page right after the copyright.  Essentially it's a "first page" and comes before the preface, introduction, etc.

     

    Then.. I took screen shots of the thumbnail column along the left.   Those had chapter names and page numbers along with the thumbnail.

     

    I pasted those screenshots into a single Photoshop image, did some cropping, etc, and Eureka, I had an image of a sort-of master TOC.  Then I pasted that image into my blank page at the top of the document.

     

    Key tip:  insert the blank page first, or all the page numbers will be off by 1 if you insert it later.

     

    No "Sections" this way, but at least it's a guide that prints.

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