Well, it's probably too late to prevent mental damage, but if you're on
InDesign CC or higher, there is now a way to save you having to manually
search all your chapters for those blue dots that indicate a hyperlink
destination -- or at least, all those that are hanging around doing
nothing: In the flyout menu of the hyperlinks panel, select "Delete
If that alone doesn't solve your problem, there are other options there
(reset hyperlink, update hyperlink) that might be of some value.
You're probably right. The damage was done long ago.
I am working in CC. I did try the Delete Unused and it did remove those pesky blue dots. I deleted the generated TOC. Unfortunately, I still get the error message, even if I make the epub without including the Contents page.
Reset and update were grayed out so I could not use them
If I ever find a solution, I'll be back to let anyone know who is having the same problem.
Thank you for your time and suggestion.
I am having all kinds of problems with TOC links and your discussion is where Adobe Tech Support sent this loyal CC subscriber.
I have a 340-page book that is, essentially, one threaded document with 24 chapters. First, I manually set up a Table of Contents and that actually linked OK but one link, in particular, was incomplete. Chapter One stopped just short of the page number.
I've tried everything in terms of deleting, rewriting, cutting, pasting, and creating a new TOC using the TOC function. The results are always the same, with some variations to the worse.
When trying to create a TOC via InDesign, it grabs everything preceding the TOC and links to the text thread. I've tried setting it up as its own text frame but it refuses.
This, as well as the cryptic message: "Index Page entry not found: 54" and iBook's Book Proofer refusal to scan the EPUB as it's "encrypted," which it's not, stand in the way of releasing the book.
many thanks for any help and guidance.
There is no question that there is something wrong ... a bug ...with TOC exports. I also get the missing hyperlink export no matter what I do. I've manually set up a TOC, I've placed one with the Make Anchor in Source Paragraph turned on" Nothing works.
I hope Adobe gets to this soon and fixes it. Michael