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Table of contents placeholder not working?

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kb8wfh Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Jan 27, 2012 2:46 PM

So far, everything is working well. I have my book about ready to go, but I need to customize the table of contents. There is a placeholder on each TOC page that as far as I can tell from the Help files, you can drop an image there. However, I can't seem to get it to work. Dropping anything there simple seems to place it on top of the placeholder, not "in" it. How is this done? or is it meant for something else?

 

Thanks.

  • heartespresso Calculating status...
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    Jan 30, 2012 1:10 PM (in response to kb8wfh)

    It's a media placeholder. It cannot be deleted or unlocked, and it only accepts iPhoto files.

     

    Had that same problem myself, and the only solution I have found (and seen on here) is to drag the placeholder off of the working area. That is what I am currently doing.

  • Barnheisel Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
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    Feb 2, 2012 6:30 PM (in response to kb8wfh)

    the place holder on the Master TOC page automaticly loads the image from each chapter page, you can't add anything to that place holder all you can do is adjust the size and location. (it should be labled differently to avoid confussion)

     

    any image you add to the Master TOC page will appear the same on each chapter TOC page.

     

    but if you add an image to the place holder on each individual chapter page, the TOC for that chapter will load that image.

     

    Not sure if that makes sense, it is confusing, but there is a set way it works.

  • Barnheisel Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
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    Feb 2, 2012 8:56 PM (in response to kb8wfh)

    Cool,

    I never thought about Shift-Control-V.

    Thanks,

    B

  • James Hollis Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 9, 2012 8:07 AM (in response to kb8wfh)

    My analysis on the Image Placeholder for the TOC page has resulted in the following conclusions.

     

    • You ARE able to include any image on each of the chapter pages in the TOC
    • In order for a chapter page in the TOC to have its own separate image, you must define one of your images in the Chapter Layout for that chapter to have a tag of "Main Image." If you do not have an image in your Chapter Layout defined as "Main Image," then you cannot drag an image into the Media Placeholder for that Chapter in the TOC.
    • To define an image with a "Main Image" tag
        • Select the Chapter Layout
        • Select an Image
        • Go to Layout tab in the Inspector
        • Select "Editable on Pages using this Layouy"
        • Set the tag to "Main Image"
    • The corresponding chapter page in the TOC will now have that image in the Media Placeholder
    • You are NOT limited to having the same image in your TOC that is on the Chapter Layout. You can now change the image in the Media Placeholder on that chapter page in the TOC by dragging an image on to it

     

    Let me know if this works for everyone.

     

    Cheers,

     

    Jim

  • Barnheisel Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
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    Feb 9, 2012 8:54 AM (in response to James Hollis)

    Yes, that is how it works.

    The templates are set up like that,

    So you can do it all with drag and drop and don't have to change setting in the inspector. But if you delete the chapter place holder, thats how you would get it woking again.

     

    Your last point about changing the image does not work for me,

    If i replace the image with a new one, the new image shows in the chapters TOC.

    But I can bring in a new image and place it OVER the old image (not replacing it) and that works.

    I also drag the "main image"  off the page.

  • Barnheisel Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
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    Feb 9, 2012 9:06 AM (in response to Barnheisel)

    I misread your last point, it does work the way you stated.

    I thought you ment have a different image on the specific chapter then on that chapters TOC.

  • James Hollis Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 9, 2012 9:09 AM (in response to Barnheisel)

    Make sure you're replacing the image directly in the TOC page for that chapter and not in the actual Chapter.

  • James Hollis Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 9, 2012 9:10 AM (in response to Barnheisel)

    Glad you got it!

     

    Cheers!

     

    Jim

  • Barnheisel Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
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    Feb 9, 2012 9:39 AM (in response to James Hollis)

    Cool, you were talking about different images on TOC and Chapter

    and it works.

     

    Replacing the chapter TOC image was the ticket.

    Thanks,

    B

  • GCris Calculating status...
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    Feb 17, 2012 11:10 AM (in response to Barnheisel)

    Is this really working for people? When I try this the TOC changes the image on every chapter.

  • Barnheisel Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
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    Feb 17, 2012 11:27 AM (in response to GCris)

    By default the TOC image place holder will use the current image that is the current chapter image.

     

    you can over ride this so you can have a different image on the TOC page for that chapter then what is on the chapter page. (default setting)

  • macfriend88 Calculating status...
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    Mar 4, 2012 2:03 AM (in response to Barnheisel)

    My TOC haven´t added a single frame yet. Have I done it wrong from the beginning?Skärmavbild 2012-03-04 kl. 10.56.20.png

    My first frame is foreword and there I have deleted the image that´s already there and customized with my own image. Then after that I haven´t added any "chapterframes". I have only added a blank frame and put an image there and written part 1, part 2 and so on. Is this the wrong way to do it?

     

    Why haven´t the foreword shown up in the TOC?

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