This is strange. It is possible to make all the TOC links appear in the hyperlinks panel, but I have no idea how.
I gave up and made a manually-created table of contents using cross-references, and moved the old table of contents out of its prior position on a master page onto the dead space outside of the document (pasteboard?).
Later, I noticed a load of greyed-out hyperlinks had appeared in the hyperlinks panel with numerical names starting with a dot. These are the links in the table of contents - and it seems to be possible to edit their settings, including changing the setting that makes them reset the zoom to full page.
I didn't notice them appear, so I have no idea what happened to cause them to become visible. I've tried replicating this in a new document, but nothing I do makes them appear. There's no mouseover text for any of these items.
In the document where these links appeared in the Hyperlinks panel, the sources for these links are still part of a live TOC - it can be updated and the links seem to update.
So it seems this is possible - anyone got any idea how?
In Acrobat you can click on the Booklinks tab and you can right click each one.
In the Actions Tab you can Add a Menu Item and set the View.
(editted) So it turns out that you can 'expand' a table of contents by copying and pasting it - this fills the hyperlinks panel with links that can be editted (like above) but breaks the auto-update - they're no longer a TOC, they're just a text frame full of links. (I had got different copies mixed up when I thought the frame holding the editable links was also auto-updating)
The greying out of the links was a red herring, just something to do with the fact they were on a master page.
It does mean that one possible TOC workflow is:
- Create a TOC on the pasteboard somewhere.
- Before finalising the document, update this TOC and alt-drag the 'live' TOC creating an editable 'dead' copy in an appropriate place in the document
- Edit the link properties of the links in the 'dead' copy (don't forget that you can select multiple hyperlinks at once by holding down shift, and edit things like the Zoom Setting all at once with Hyperlink Options in the Hyperlinks flyout menu. )
Then, if you make other changes to the document later on, delete the dead copy, update and re-copy the live original, and re-do the changes to the new copy
This isn't a bad method - it just adds about a minute's work each time you export a PDF (delete, update TOC, alt-drag, shift-select the new batch of .XXXX links at the bottom of the Hyperlinks panel, > Hyperlink Options, Zoom Setting > Inherit Zoom, done).
Alternatively, you could manually build a TOC using cross-references if you want links to the exact position on the page, not just the top of the appropriate page.