toc question

When I compile for ebook, a toc listing the chapters within the book appears and is accurate. However, I want to add four (4) links (Other Books By the Author, About The Author etc) to the end of this toc. When I select these documents & use Copy Special As Toc, only one of the docs appears in the toc and that one has a question mark. In addition it is not formatted consistent with the toc list of chapters (not even when I use paste-and-match-style).

The doc icon Contents in Front Matter shows as empty and so does the doc item called Contents in the Compile window.

Basically, all I want to do is add four docs to the toc which, while it exists and does indeed appear when I check the ebook in ADE, does not appear anywhere in the binder.

I’ve gone way off track, can’t figure out the answer to this question from the Manual, and wonder if someone can help?

Firstly, if you are compiling to an e-book format, you wouldn’t want to use the Copy Documents as ToC command, as noted in the user manual:

So, assuming you substitute for the better command, you will still need to select all of the items you wish to include in your ToC before copying them. If you only select one item, Scrivener will have no clue what other items you wish to include. You’re responsible for 100% of the ToC content if you take the custom route, all the way down to the formatting and page title, etc.

That’s the file you should be working with, if you’re using the Front Matter feature. Scrivener will use the first (from top to bottom in the Contents compile option pane) file called “Contents” (or whatever you stipulate in the Layout compile option pane), and the one in the Front Matter folder is very likely going to be first.

With all of that said, I’m a little fuzzy at the strategic level of what you are going for. You mention wanting to link to some additional documents at the end of the ToC, but typically the best way to do that is to make these particular documents proper sections, so that they can be linked to. If they are not showing up in the automatic ToC, then it is very likely you won’t be able to manually link to them, because they will not be accessible as target files in the e-book format.

So you may just be all set by toggling Page Break Before (with e-books, that effectively means “Section Break”) in the Inspector for these four documents.

Hi Amber,

Thanks to your help I’ve made a step forward. but only 2 of the 4 added sections appear in the toc.

Here are screen shots:

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Hope this helps make it clear. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks again!

I appear to be looking at two different Binder structures. What am I looking at in the top screenshot, that has a list of the items as files that you wish to include vs. the second list in the third shot, that appears to be a sequence of empty folders with identical names as the files from the first list? I wouldn’t expect the list of folders to be doing a whole lot, as they have neither text content themselves (you can tell because there is no page icon badge in the corner of the folder), nor child text documents indented beneath them.