Questions tagged [table-of-contents]

This tag should be used for questions related to a table of contents, which is for example used in academic writing or in technical writing to show the reader where to find something, such as questions about how to format the table and how to do this with certain tools or software.

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Different header numbering formats in a document

I am writing a document with several chapters. Each chapter title uses heading 1 and the chapters have the numbers 1 to 8. All chapters are using header 1 so that I can build a table of contents. At ...
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Should an academic paper contain all text at the same structuring depth?

I'm not sure whether or not this is standard practice, but I've been taught that between two different-level headings, there shouldn't be any text. For example, the following would not be permitted (...
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Should a table of contents be followed by a pagebreak

I'm writing a report on a java program for school. Should I put a pagebreak after the table of contents so as to start the new chapter in a new page?
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Are tables of contents mandatory in novels?

I've had several people ask me why my fiction story does not have a table of contents. I never really thought about it, seeing as plenty of fiction stories do not have one either. Is a table of ...
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Where should world history be placed? [closed]

Background: I have a fictional world in my head. I currently have a sketchbook where I jot down notes, sketch out maps, important people and places: all the usual things I do. The raw information ...
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Kindle NCX with Chapter Header images

For my book in Scrivener, I have custom images as each chapter heading instead of just "Chapter 1", which works well. However, that means the Scrivener generated Table of Contents doesn't work for me (...
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ToC formating impossible with Scrivener

I want to create a table of contents in Scrivener 2.7 on Mac OS X. I know there is an "Edit > Copy Special > Copy Documents as ToC" command that allows you to paste a static list of links to the ...
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How to Choose What is Included in Table of Contents for ePub Book

Right now, Scrivener only includes folders at Level 1+ in the generated ePub table of contents. How do I also tell it to include text at Level 3+ as part of the table of contents? I'm not seeing an ...
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Table of content in Newsletter

Is it valid to have Table of Contents in Corporate Newsletter?
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The value of labeling book sections

My wife is beginning a novel, and she's written four chapters in under six pages. I suggested that she consider using page breaks, or lowercase Roman numbered sections, instead of chapters because a ...
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Are TOC and appendix part of total word count for books?

Do table of contents, appendices, and chapter titles count toward the total word count for a book? For example, if a book is 50,000 words, what is not included in the count? This is for a nonfiction ...
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Best way to Write a Table of Contents for Awkward Pagination

I have a piccadilly journal that I use for taking notes on self-taught subjects and I have an awkward structure for pagination and page structure: Page numbers only exist on the right hand side of ...
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Verb tense for technical document titles

I'm writing a technical manual about creating database systems, and wondered what is the best verb tense for title names. My ideas are: Continuous (-ing) form: (e.g. "Creating a Cluster", "Creating ...