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Clark A. Thomas

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Bookmark and TOC
Posted: Jun 23, 2013 10:38 AM
 
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Amazon Community,

I noticed when I bookmarked my TOC, they were put in alphabetically order, which is fine. Should the toc in the bookmark section be at the bottom or in between. This is how it looks:
TimeManagement
toc
Usethesamelanguage
Yoursalesletter,
May question is should the toc be at the bottom or is this because my toc is in alphabetically order? Also, when I click on the links in my toc they are not navigating down to the section of the book, can someone please help me get this fixed so the bookmark and hyperlinks in my Word document are working and linking to the section of the toc title properly?
Notjohn

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Re: Bookmark and TOC
Posted: Jun 23, 2013 1:44 PM   in response to: Clark A. Thomas in response to: Clark A. Thomas
 
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I don't understand the question, and I doubt that anyone else does (if they had, they would have answered by now!). What you show is not like any TOC I have ever seen. And are you bookmarking the chapters or the TOC itself?

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Clark A. Thomas

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Re: Bookmark and TOC
Posted: Jun 23, 2013 4:45 PM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
 
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Hello Notjohn
I am bookmarking the chapters using the bookmark tab and I am using the hyperlink from the Insert tab. My TOC is navigating down to the section of the book where a reader can jump to and read. How do I connect the TOC to each section/subject matter?
starnssv

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Re: Bookmark and TOC
Posted: Jun 23, 2013 4:57 PM   in response to: Clark A. Thomas in response to: Clark A. Thomas
 
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The TOC will only go where you tell it to go. If you want the readers to be able to jump to certain sections within chapters, you need to set those up as subheading of your chapters with their own bookmarks and hyperlinks. Sort of like this"
Chapter One
A. Getting Started
B. Working the Corners
C. The Finish Line
Chapter Two
A. Cutting the Slack
B. Finding a Niche

Now, of course, I just made up these titles, but.... when you create your TOC, use simple names to bookmark the chapters, such as C01, C02, etc, and perhaps C01A , C01B, etc for the subheadings. Bookmark and hyperlink the subheadings just as you would the chapters.
Just a suggestion, of course.
Sharon

Edited by: starnssv on Jun 23, 2013 4:58 PM
Clark A. Thomas

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Re: Bookmark and TOC
Posted: Jun 23, 2013 5:00 PM   in response to: starnssv in response to: starnssv
 
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Thank you Sharon, I will attempt to get this fixed.
starnssv

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Re: Bookmark and TOC
Posted: Jun 23, 2013 5:07 PM   in response to: Clark A. Thomas in response to: Clark A. Thomas
 
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Clark, since I am looking for any way to get out of actually working on my next book right now, if you wanted to email me your manuscript with the TOC you've created, I'd be happy to take a look at it and see if I can figure out what the problem is.
Sharon
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Re: Bookmark and TOC
Posted: Jun 23, 2013 5:27 PM   in response to: starnssv in response to: starnssv
 
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Okay Sharon what is your email address? Should I copy and paste just this section and send to you? I have both the hyperlink and bookmark sections filled with each title. The navigation for some reason is not following correctly.
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Re: Bookmark and TOC
Posted: Jun 23, 2013 5:30 PM   in response to: Clark A. Thomas in response to: Clark A. Thomas
 
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Can you just email me the entire .doc file as an attachment?

Edited by: starnssv on Jun 23, 2013 7:50 PM
Clark A. Thomas

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Posted: Jun 23, 2013 5:40 PM   in response to: starnssv in response to: starnssv
 
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OK, thank you
Clark A. Thomas

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Re: Bookmark and TOC
Posted: Jun 23, 2013 5:42 PM   in response to: starnssv in response to: starnssv
 
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Sharon, it will be coming from clarkee22@hotmail.com
Clark A. Thomas

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Re: Bookmark and TOC
Posted: Jun 23, 2013 5:50 PM   in response to: starnssv in response to: starnssv
 
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Hi Sharon,

You should have received my ebook. Thanks again for taking a look at it.
Notjohn

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Re: Bookmark and TOC
Posted: Jun 24, 2013 1:37 PM   in response to: Clark A. Thomas in response to: Clark A. Thomas
 
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You should now remove your email address before it gets harvested by the spam machines!

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jtbigtoad

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Re: Bookmark and TOC
Posted: Jun 24, 2013 6:55 PM   in response to: Clark A. Thomas in response to: Clark A. Thomas
 
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Well, the book writing Gods are out to get me.

My wireless mouse (the fifth one, by the way) has just taken one too many tumbles to the floor. It now refuses to work.

So I am having to use the diddle pad on my laptop. This is very difficult to do and eat fried chicken at the same time.

Anyway, here is my canned recipe for a Word TOC using bookmarks and hyperlinks:

Creating a table of contents on microsoft word
It depends on what type of computer you have....

PC it is very easy -- Mac's not so much!

1. on each chapter start on a new page -- the easy way is to put a page break right after the last punctuation mark of the previous chapter,

2. In the upper left hand "Corner" of the new page place a bookmark...
chapter 1 should be ch01
chapter 2 should be ch02
etc.....

I will then move down a line and start my heading stuff.

To build your table of contents create a new page (bookmarked toc) and make a list of chapters

You can either call it Chapter 1, or any thing you wish

when you have your list, go back and highlight the whole entry and right click it and select hyperlink -- the first time you do this you have to select "Within the Document" after that word will remember.

for Chapter 1 you hyperlink to ch01
for chapter 2 You hyperlink to ch02.... etc

if you bookmark ch01, ch02.... ch10 ch11 etc, the bookmarks will line up nicely in the list.

Boom you are done!

the mac version is similar, but there are glitches

here is a link to the discussion that has the info:

MAC TOC W BOOKMARKS
http://forums.kindledirectpublishing.com/kdpforums/thread.jspa?messageID=312112&#312112

Here is the Text:

To do it:

Choose Hyperlink from the Insert Menu.

In the Insert Hyperlink dialog box choose the Document tab (this is one of three buttons about a third of the way down the dialog box: Web Page, Document, E-mail Address.

To the right of the Anchor field, press the Locate... button.

The Select Place in Document dialog box opens.

There you can see all Headings and Bookmarks. Your links as described in your instructions will be under the Bookmarks. Just click the arrow next to the word Bookmarks to see them.

JT

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