Reordering TOCs

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Reordering TOCs

Unread postby Ga Bowen » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:24 pm

I have a lot of TOCs in my document and H+M doesn't seem to want me to reorder it via drag and drop, only Right-click > Move Table of Contents up.

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Any ideas?
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Re: Reordering TOCs

Unread postby Tim Green » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:26 pm

Hi Ga,

You've protected the TOC against accidental drag and drop. Go to Project > Manage Topics > Explore and disable the option "Disable Drag & Drop in Explorer". 8)
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Re: Reordering TOCs

Unread postby Ga Bowen » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:03 pm

I haven't! :P

If Disable Drag & Drop in Explorer is enabled, you can't even begin to move a TOC.

I can move it, it just doesn't want to drop anywhere (as indicated by the 'stop sign' in the image). :|
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Re: Reordering TOCs

Unread postby Tim Green » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:38 am

Hi Ga,

Ah: Are you trying to move an entire secondary TOC with the mouse? That isn't possible, that is correct. There are technical reasons for that.
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Re: Reordering TOCs

Unread postby Ga Bowen » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:30 pm

Ah, OK.

Do we think we could add a 'move to top' option or something? Maybe a shortcut for Move Table of Contents up/down?

It's not a big issue, but it is annoying having to create a new TOC and then Right-click, Scroll to Move Table of Contents up, left-click, repeat x 10+...

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Re: Reordering TOCs

Unread postby Tim Green » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:04 am

Ga Bowen wrote:Do we think we could add a 'move to top' option or something? Maybe a shortcut for Move Table of Contents up/down?

"Move to Top" is strictly forbidden because of the special status of the primary TOC, which is always at the top and cannot be changed. The primary TOC can't filter your output on the basis of the entries in the TOC; it always exports all the files in the project, even if they are not in the TOC, unless they are explicitly excluded with build options. Only secondary TOCs filter the output on the basis of the TOC entries. For this reason, the primary TOC shouldn't be used for publishing reduced, "filtered" versions of your project based on the TOC.
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Re: Reordering TOCs

Unread postby Ga Bowen » Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:26 pm

I do understand that, I was just after an easier way of re-ordering the rest of the TOCs.

Anyway, probably putting too much into a minor issue.

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