Maintaining body text formatting in a table of contents
Posted on 2008-10-02
I am not sure I am even going down the right path here, so let me tell you what our "vision" is. We have an detailed instructor's manual that is very long with a lot of background info and screenshots. From this we want to extract (on the fly) just the points that are to be taught (i.e. verbalized) to the students. So I have created a series of styles such as "MainTopicTeachingIntro", "MainTopicTeachingSteps", etc. I thought I was on to something when I created a table on contents, assigned my custom styles to it, and modified the TOC styles to suite. Problem is two fold - it does not maintain the extra spaces between paragraphs (since the teaching intros may be multiple paragraphs). The second issue is that it doesn't seem to like my multi-level lists - it aligns them all together on the left, or does some really funky things if i start playing with it. Soooooo...is there a way to make the Table of Contents do what I need it to do? If not, what other suggestions might you have to get to my end result??? Thanks everyone, and as usual, I'm looking for some info as soon as possible (everything is always in a rush, isn't it??!!)...