7 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2013 1:26 PM by PeterBreis0807
CardinalSin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I'm using tables to layout recipes in a book form. I am trying to setup a table of contents to use the recipe names (set as heading 1) but since they are located in a table Pages 09 seems to be ignoring them. If I set something as heading 1 outside the tables then pages formats my table of contents just fine. Is there any way of getting pages to recognize my heading 1 setting within the tables to form the table of contents.

 

Alternately is there another tool in pages that provides the same flexibility that tables provide that will allow me to include such headings? I am hoping to migrate 100s of recipes from word to pages. Any  help would be appreciated.

 

 

Thanx


Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: Pages 09, table of contents and table question
    fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (15,110 points)

    No, there isn't. The TOC only recognize the headings in the text layer in a word processing document.

  • 2. Re: Pages 09, table of contents and table question
    CardinalSin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That is unfortunate. I'd really like to turn my PC off for good but pages just seems to be lacking in a few areas I consider basic functionality. Thanks for the help

  • 3. Re: Pages 09, table of contents and table question
    fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (15,110 points)

    You don't have to use the PC, just accept that some things has to be done differently. Are you importing/converting recipe documents from the PC?

  • 4. Re: Pages 09, table of contents and table question
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,645 points)

    CardinalSin wrote:

     

    That is unfortunate. I'd really like to turn my PC off for good but pages just seems to be lacking in a few areas I consider basic functionality. Thanks for the help

     

    And why would doing your recipes in a Word Processing document be an obstacle?

     

    Peter

  • 5. Re: Pages 09, table of contents and table question
    CardinalSin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    fruhulda

    Yes, they are all currently word documents. Doing things differently I am ok with, not being able to properly layout a document because pages can't access items with the for their TOC I am not ok with. Seems to be a pretty silly oversight on Apples part.

     

    PeterBries

    If pages can't do some basic functions that I need over and over and over again....that is an obstacle. Having the TOC read a Heading 1 within a table is a pretty simple task, and has been widely supported for over 10 years in PC word. Tables are a very common and widely used layout tool, and should have their use limited by something as silly as not being able to include info in a TOC. Silly oversight on Apples part. If there was another tool that allowed the flexabilty of tables I would use it, but thus far I have not come across one.

  • 6. Re: Pages 09, table of contents and table question
    fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (15,110 points)

    What I am saying is if you want to use Pages learn how you can use it without using tables for you text. There are other ways to do it using the built in features for a word processing document.  It might not be as basic to use headers from tables as you think.

     

    Instead of repeating how bad it is that Pages doesn't work as you want it to either learn how it works or pick another application that do what you want. You can buy MS Office  for Macs too.

  • 7. Re: Pages 09, table of contents and table question
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,645 points)

    I have recipes templates and never use tables. That is just one of those things that PC users do and why I can look at their work and pick it for what it is.

     

    Not that PC users have to use tables for their layout any more than I do, it just is their first weapon of choice not knowing or understanding how to really layout text, pick fonts or style.

     

    Peter