Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2012 5:45 AM (in response to limtc)
Note: My illustrations use Section, but this works the same at the Chapter level.
1. Open the first Chapter or Section.
2. Highlight the Words Chapter or Section by double-clicking on them.
3. A small pop-up appears.
4. Select “Number Only” from the lower choice.
5. Click inside your page. The pop-up disappears and you are left with the number only.
6. Repeat for each Chapter. Select “Current Chapter” if working with Sections.
I think this should solve your issue. - Fabe
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2012 5:55 AM (in response to limtc)
I knocked my brains out on ToC yesterday. I think many other people have too.
You are telling me the words "Chapter" & "Section" appear in the ToC no matter how you label them in the document, right? Grrrr....
The popular saying in research funding is to end every paper with, "More research needs to be done." Same here. Let's all send feedback to Apple about the ToC as it is and as authors wish it to be.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2012 6:05 AM (in response to limtc)
I was just looking again at a section of a book. It appears that the ToC reflects the name typed in, not the Section 1 heading. If so, do as I suggested AND make sure the names do not contain "Chapter" or "Section." I'll test it too in a few minutes. - Fabe
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2012 6:25 AM (in response to limtc)
Okay – Here's what I developed into a Table of Contents from scratch using the Basic (Botany) Template.
The file froze up on me, not allowing name changes. I clicked around to different things, changed orientation, etc, and shortly I was able to change "Untitled" to whatever I wanted. So, I think the elimination of the words "Chapter" and "Section" is possible in the ToC. - Fabe
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2012 6:54 AM (in response to limtc)
Not sure if this helps, Seems to be alot of ways to mess with the TOC.
and things change depending on Landscape vs Portrait
On the chpater page you can remove the Prefix but it still shows on TOC page
I could be wrong, but I don't think you can have only the number appear and not the word "chapter"on the TOC (landscape)
to remove both just drag off the page.
Also the word "chapter" shows on the black pop up title bar when you tap the screen.
if you use Preface instead of Chapter it only shows the Title in the black bar and on the TOC page
So using Preface instead of Chapter may work for what you need.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2012 7:26 AM (in response to limtc)
Moving between Portrait and Landscape mode creates some mind twisters for me. But I am getting more comfortable.
Yesterday, I used "Preface" in place of "Chapter" and found it indented the same as "Section." More investigating to do.
No Time Flat, can you show an example of this? Like everyone, I have Pre and Post book parts which need to be placed correctly in the ToC. Thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2012 8:26 AM (in response to Fabe)
What I found was that the word, say, "Appendix A" would align with the word "Beginning" (the title of your Chapter 1) in your example and also align with parts in the front matter, such as "Preface." That is, the chapter numbers would be offset. That is exactly what I personally would like to have happen. Were the appendix to be an appendix to a chapter, I would place it as a section because it should be within the Chapter tag. Just me.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2012 8:49 AM (in response to no time flat)
If the Appendix refers to a Section, title it as "Heading 1" and it will appear indented from that Section (like Sub-Part 1 above.) - Fabe
"In this digital world, everything is pesky." - Dylan
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2012 11:09 AM (in response to limtc)
I am having similar problems but I found a solution to have my prefix changed.
I am using iBooksA in spanish and all default prefix come like Capítulo, Sección etc...
But I need them in English and change Sección by Advice
Just by clicking in the title of the Disposiciones (Layout¿) panel, you type what you want.
Then it appears correctly in the TOC
here is my image to make it clearer maybe
Here another example with "What I want" instead of "Chapter"
Look at the TOC, it says "What I want 3" because it is chapter 3
Thank you for all the written before, it helps a lot!