Creating a Table of Contents with RPE

To create a Table of Contents in RPE you can proceed in two ways:

  1. use the “Table of Contents” element from the RPE Palette.
  2. use an external stylesheet

For option #1 please see Adding a table of contents element in the RPE Infocenter

For option #2 you simply have to create the TOC in your stylesheet and follow the steps outlined in Using external styles from Word stylesheets  to associate the stylesheet with your Word or PDF output.

My recommendation is to use option #2 since  using Microsoft Word to edit the settings of your TOC has the following benefits:

  1. separate the layout of your document from the formatting
  2. a simpler user experience
  3. immediate visual feedback
  4. it is less error prone as the template designer does not need to copy paste the field codes from Word to RPE

Author: Dragos Cojocari

Architect for Rational Publishing Engine

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