iBooks Author: Customize the table of contents

Customize the table of contents

Each book has a table of contents that is updated automatically. You can view the table of contents at any time by selecting Table of Contents in the sidebar. A table of contents can include:

  • Chapter and section titles: All chapter and section titles are included in the table of contents by default. If you remove a section from the table of contents, all other sections that use the same layout are removed as well.

  • Text that uses specified paragraph styles: By default, the table of contents includes all paragraphs in the book that use the Heading 1 and Heading 2 style, but you can include whichever styles you like. Paragraph styles appear in the table of contents only in a landscape template in scrolling view. (For more information about applying paragraph styles, see Format text using styles.)

The way the table of contents looks to the reader depends on the template you’re using:

  • In a landscape template that’s not in scrolling view (shown below), each chapter has its own contents page, with navigation buttons at the bottom.

  • In an ePub template or a landscape template in scrolling view, the entire book’s table of contents is visible as an expandable list.

  • In a portrait template, each chapter has its own contents page, with navigation buttons at the bottom.

A landscape template’s table of contents page with navigation buttons

Add or remove items in the table of contents

  1. If the Document inspector isn’t open, click the Inspector button in the toolbar, then click the Document inspector button .

  2. Click the TOC button.

  3. Do any of the following:

    • Add an item: Click the Add pop-up menu , choose Add Paragraph Style, and choose an option from the submenu.

    • Remove an item: Select the item you want to remove and click the Delete button .

Show or hide page numbers in the table of contents

  1. If the Document inspector isn’t open, click the Inspector button in the toolbar, then click the Document inspector button .

  2. Click the TOC button.

  3. Select or deselect “Show page numbers in TOC.”

Note: Page numbers don’t appear in the table of contents while you’re working in an ePub template.

Published Date: Dec 7, 2016
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