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unnecessary "Index" entry in Table of Contents

Unread postby Robert McConnell » Thu May 31, 2018 4:23 pm

PDF publishing produces an unwanted and unnecessary "Index" entry at the end of the Table of Contents. No keyword index is included, nor was one intended to be included. Any ideas on how to eliminate the entry?
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Re: unnecessary "Index" entry in Table of Contents

Unread postby Tim Green » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:06 am

Hi Robert,

In the PDF template, select the Table of Contents section and delete the text object containing the word "Index" and the object to the right of it containing the variable for the page number reference. 8)
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Re: unnecessary "Index" entry in Table of Contents

Unread postby Robert McConnell » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:39 pm

Many thanks, that takes care of the problem.

I don't know how difficult it would be, but it would be nice to have the ability to temporarily disable template objects. In this case, because of time pressures, the initial version of a manual will have to go out without an index. Later as time permits the index will be included. The disable/enable feature would avoid the necessity of having to reconstruct and test the template "index" object when it's finally time to include the index.
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Re: unnecessary "Index" entry in Table of Contents

Unread postby Tim Green » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:13 am

Hi Robert,

Disabling and enabling the index itself is very simple, you just activate or deactivate the Print this Section option in the Index' page options. You can disable the Index reference in the table of contents without deleting it by changing the height of the band that contains it to 0 in the page options. Alternatively, you could just use Save As... to create a different version of the template with the index off and the TOC reference to it removed.
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Re: unnecessary "Index" entry in Table of Contents

Unread postby Robert McConnell » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:59 pm

Tim,

Thanks for the suggestions. They are definitely all reasonable possibilities, one or more of which I will use.

I was just suggesting a feature that, if it were easy to implement, might minimize the need for for maintaining multiple, almost duplicate, copies of templates and/or editing and unediting template entries. All of which increase the possibility of costly blunders under time pressures.

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