How to Create a Table of Contents in PageMaker

How to Create a Table of Contents in PageMaker. It's a good idea to include a table of contents in any document longer than four pages, to help readers easily locate the information they need. After you specify TOC items, you'll then need to generate the TOC.

Generate the Table of Contents

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Go to the Utilities menu and select Create TOC, then enter the title of your Table of Contents.

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Select the checkbox and radio button items you want and make sure the Between Entry and Page Number box contains this info: ^t. Click OK. The upward-pointing arrow and the letter "t" ensure that PageMaker places leader dots between the TOC item and the page number.

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Position the cursor in the upper-left corner of the page where you want the table of contents and click. Your TOC will be placed there.

Tag Items for the Table of Contents

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Click to place the cursor at the beginning or anywhere within the line of text you want to include in the table of contents.

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Go to the Type menu and select Paragraph.

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Select the Include in Table of Contents checkbox and click OK.

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Repeat steps 1 to 3 for every entry you want to include in this document's TOC.