I have a question about the table of contents when creating a "Book" (.indb).
First a little background.
I have a bunch of 2-3 page documents (about 100 documents) that I need to be able to organize into a book easily with the File>New>Book... option. It is super easy except for one thing, I cannot get the table of contents to acknowledge any of the other documents in the book. It just stays blank. The TOC is set up just fine and works if I import the pages from one document into another large document but it doesn't work in the "Book" method. I need to have non-designer folks with just about no training do this often. These people will have to rearrange the short modular documents pretty regularly so I am hoping to stick with the "Book" method rather than having folks mess with pages (to reduce the chance of altering the designs).
Does anyone have a quick solution or know of an existing tutorial? If not I would appreciate any other help you can offer.
You've checked the box (after showing More Options) to Include Book Documents?
Thanks for the tip. That helped. Here is what I did to get it to work.
1. I created all of the individual files including a table of contents in an .indd.
2. I created a Book (.indb) with all of the .indds in it.
3. I then went back into the .indd containing the table of contents, clicked Layout>Table of Contents and then saw that the "include book documents" box which was not previously available was now available to be selected.
4. Problem Solved!
It's nice that you wrote a step by step conclusion. thanks