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Old 07-06-2010, 11:07 AM   #1
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Generating TOC entries for prelims / end matter in InDesign


Wondering if anyone has insight / ideas on this...

I am converting a series of books to ePub in InDesign, which largely follow the same format (cover, title page, dedication, preface, chapter 1...etc.), though there is occasionally some variation between titles (some do not have a dedication, for instance). I am using the InDesign Table of Contents dialogue box to generate the TOC entries in ePub (mapped to the chapter heading style). However, we would also like to have TOC entries for the prelims (eg, title page, dedication) and end matter (eg, copyright page), which do not have headings associated with them.

The workaround that I've been using is to create text anchors on those pages. Though this does generate TOC entries, the problem is that it uses the text selected for the text anchor (as opposed to "Title Page" or "About the author" as we would like). I then need to go into the NCX file and manually edit the text for each of these entries.

Is there any way to get InDesign to generate the correct TOC entries the first time around?

Any ideas at all would be appreciated.

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