I'm currently busy with the lay-out of my PhD thesis in Indesign CS6. I made seperate files for each chapter after which I joined the files in a book document. Now I need to create a table of contents and want to do this using the Table of contents style.
I already customized a Table of contents style in which I told Indesign which paragraph styles need to be included in the table of contents. I also created new paragraph styles to use as an entry style. When creating a TOC the lay-out looks all perfect, except that I defined the text to be "bold" in my paragraph style but it shows up as "regular" text in my TOC. Now I can make this text bold by selecting it and alt+shift clicking the paragraph style in the paragraph style menu. Problem is that after updating the TOC the text returns to "regular". All other stuff I defined in the paragraph style for the entry style (e.g. tabs, font size, leading) are applied.
How can I solve this problem? I would very much appreciate any comments, because this is annoying me very much :S.
thanks a lot already!
Did you apply a character style to your Headings throughout the book?
If so this could cause the erratic behaviour you're seeing.
Check your updated TOC to see if there's a character style applied to the text being imported.
thank you so much for your fast response. This suggestion helped a lot and know my TOC displays just fine .
Thanks a lot, I was really frustrated while searching for the solution to this problem.
And you can use Find/Change to spell "separate" correctly throughout your thesis!