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Table Of Contents

Introduction

A table of contents (abbreviated as TOC) is a navigation element for readers used in many types of documents. It lists the headings of a document, usually along with their page numbers:

Table of contents

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.

Creating tables of contents

Atlantis can generate a table of contents for a document automatically. Here is how to proceed:

  1. Make sure that the document headings are formatted with the heading styles (commonly "Heading 1", "Heading 2", etc). To create a multi-level hierarchical table of contents like on the illustration above, use the "Heading 1" style for first-level headings (chapter headings), the "Heading 2" style - for headings of chapter sections, and so on.
  2. Click the location in your document where you want to create a table of contents.
  3. Choose the Insert | Table Of Contents... menu The main menu or simply menu is a horizontal bar with clickable commands anchored to the top of the main window of Atlantis:

    Main menu
    command, or click the Table Of Contents Button image button of the Insert toolbar The 'Insert' toolbar .
  4. Adjust the TOC settings if needed, and click OK.

Updating tables of contents

If you want to recreate an existing table of contents but with new settings, right-click it, and choose the Table Of Contents | Modify Properties... menu command.


After making changes to your document, you may need to 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, right-click it, and then choose the Table Of Contents | Update Entire Table command from the 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 manually added to the finished table of contents is lost.

If you would like to update the page numbers only of a table of contents, right-click it, and choose the Table Of Contents | Update Page Numbers Only command from the menu. Rest components of your table of contents would not be changed.

Multiple tables of contents in same document

Some complex documents may require multiple tables of contents. For example, you may need a separate table of contents for each section of your document.

Here is how you can create a table of contents for a fragment of a document:

  • Select the fragment of the document for which you want to create a table of contents.
  • Press ShiftAltB or click the New bookmark Button image button of the Insert toolbar The 'Insert' toolbar , and create a bookmark for the selected fragment:

    Bookmark for a document fragment

  • Click in your document where you would like to create a table of contents for the bookmarked fragment, then choose the Insert | Table Of Contents... menu The main menu or simply menu is a horizontal bar with clickable commands anchored to the top of the main window of Atlantis:

    Main menu
    command, or click the Table Of Contents Button image button of the Insert toolbar The 'Insert' toolbar .
  • In the "Table of Contents" dialog, click the "Entries..." button, then choose the corresponding bookmark:

    Choosing bookmark for a TOC

When generating a table of contents for the bookmarked fragment, Atlantis would pick up only the headings within that fragment.


Another technique to create multiple tables of contents in a document is by using different sets of styles to mark headings corresponding to each table of contents. For example, one table of contents could be composed from headings formatted with the "Heading 1" and "Heading 2" styles, and another table of contents - from headings formatted with, for example, a custom style "Topic Title". To specify which headings should be included in a given table of contents, click the "Entries..." button in the "Table of Contents" dialog:

Composing table of contents from custom styles

Tips:

  • When you click or select a table of contents in a document, Atlantis displays the context "Table of Contents" toolbar:

    Context 'Table of contents' toolbar

    You can use it perform various actions on the selected table of contents, like modifying or updating it.
  • By default, tables of contents display in documents onscreen with shading (gray background). To adjust the field shading option, choose the Tools | Options... menu The main menu or simply menu is a horizontal bar with clickable commands anchored to the top of the main window of Atlantis:

    Main menu
    command, and click the "View" tab.

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