Create and Update Table of Contents in QuarkXPress & InDesign

Both QuarkXPress and InDesign can generate a table of contents for you, based on a style sheet that you’ve applied to items in your document.

In QuarkXPress, a TOC is one type of List, so you’ll use the Lists palette (Window> Lists).

To create a new list, lick the palette menu in the upper right corner:

TOC_Lists_Palette_New_QXP

In the resulting dialog, choose the Style Sheet you want to use for your List, and which new Style Sheet to assign to it for formatting:

TOC_Lists_Dialog_QXP

In InDesign, choose Layout> Table of Contents. You’ll then see this dialog where you can choose the Style to map to the Table of Contents:

TOC_dialog_ID

To update the TOC when your document changes, do this:

In QuarkXPress, select the TOC in the Lists palette and click the Update button:

TOC_Lists_Palette_QXP

In InDesign, choose Layout> Update Table of Contents:

TOC_update_menu_ID

And you’ll see this helpful dialog:

TOC_update_dialog_ID