Table of Contents: some notes

Experimenting with TOC in Scrivener, I notice the followowing:

  1. If I compile to PDF directly from Scrivener, the TOC is properly generated but without hyperlinks. This is explained in the Scrivener manual.

  2. If I compile to RTF from Scrivener, and I load the file with Nisus, the TOC is generated and hyperlinks are created on the spot. If I save as PDF from Nisus, hyperlinks are created in the PDF as well.

  3. If I compile to RTF from Scrivener, and I load the file with Mac:Word, the TOC is created after doing a Print Preview (as pointed out in the Scrivener manual). Hyperlinks exist in the Word document at that point, but will not carry over to the PDF that Word creates.

So, for TOC in PDFs, Nisus seems the best alternative. The reason I post this in the Tech Support section is that I’m new to Scrivener and and assume I may very well be missing something here.

Yes that is as far as I know the best way to go. OpenOffice/LibreOffice also does a decent job of exporting to PDF with links, so for those on a tighter budget, there is that option.