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A table of contents is a list of hyperlinks to the headings of your document. You can use a table of contents to get an overview of the topics discussed in a document or to quickly navigate to a topic.

Atlantis is able to generate a table of contents automatically. To create a table for contents, do the following:

  1. Apply the built-in heading styles (Heading 1 through Heading 9) to the headings you want to include in your table of contents.
    Note. If your document does not contain Heading styles, you could import them from another document. For this choose the Format | Style... menu command, then click Import....
  2. Click the location in your document where you would like to insert a new table of contents to.
  3. Choose the Insert | Table Of Contents... menu command, or click the Table Of Contents Button image toolbar button.
  4. Specify the desired settings for your table of contents.

Atlantis automatically associates the title of the table of contents (if any) with the TOC Title (TOC stands for "Table Of Contents"). Other items of the table of contents are associated with the built-in TOC styles (TOC 1 through TOC 9).

If you want to recreate the existing table of contents but with new settings,

  1. Right click this table of contents to place the cursor within it.
  2. Choose the Insert | Table Of Contents... menu command, or click the Table Of Contents Button image toolbar button.
  3. Specify the desired new settings for your table of contents. Click OK to replace the old table of contents with a new one.

If you add, delete, move, or edit headings or other text in a document, you should manually update the table of contents. For example, if you edit a heading and move it to a different page, you need to make sure that the table of contents reflects the revised heading and page number.

To update the table of contents,

  1. Right-click it.
  2. Choose the Table Of Contents | Update Entire Table command from the right-click menu to rebuild this table of contents with the current settings. New items might be added to the table of contents as well as some items might be removed or renamed.

Note. When you update the entire table of contents, any text or formatting you added to the finished table of contents is lost.


If you would like to update the page numbers only of the table of contents,

  1. Right-click this table of contents.
  2. Choose the Table Of Contents | Update Page Numbers Only command from the right-click menu. Rest components of your table of contents would not be changed.

Tip:

  • Your document can contain multiple tables of contents. For example, you might wish to create separate tables of contents for separate sections of your document. For this you should start creating tables of contents starting from the bottommost (last) table of contents. So click the location where the last table of contents should be inserted. Then use the Insert | Table Of Contents... menu command, or the Table Of Contents Button image toolbar button to create a table of contents.
    Then click the location where the next (upper) table of contents should be inserted, and use the Insert | Table Of Contents... menu command, or the Table Of Contents Button image toolbar button to create the next table of contents. And so on until all the tables of contents inserted.
    Multiple tables of contents should be created from down-to-up because Atlantis scans the document for the headings starting from the current cursor position till the end of document, or till another table of contents encountered.

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