Two Table of Contents

Hi everyone!

I’m having a weird problem I’m hoping someone can help me out.

I’m compiling a book for kindle and noticed in the kindle previewer that i have two TOCs. It seems that scrivener is making one on its own, but I can’t figure out how to stop it from doing that, or at least how to control what it shows.

I created my own TOC by simply adding a new text doc, writing in the names of chapters, then linking to them. I guess that doesn’t work in Kindle.

Does anyone have any advice on how I can best set this up? It’d be much appreciated.


What happens if you exclude the TOC you created yourself? If you uncheck that document when compiling, you would - I assume - only get the one TOC you need.

This might also help you with the problem of it being opened in the middle of the TOC (as an answer to your next post).

Ah yes, I should’ve changed the title of this thread. I did delete my own ToC but it seems like scriv would let you adjust what’s in theirs or at least remove it completely.

As far as my next thread, I’ve tried everything to change where the book starts. Nothing seems to work.

It’s hard to believe that my two biggest hurdles publishing a book are defining its start and completing the ToC. :laughing:

Well, the thing with Kindle-ebooks is that it’s very hard to edit them. As AmberV have mentioned elsewhere is that you might want to try compile the book to an epub instead, and then edit that using an external editor. I recommend Oxygen, (I use that myself at work but it might be a bit overkill - it’s pretty expensive). There are of course other programs like Sigil, but if you only want to fix your TOC you might want to check out ePubFixer.
When you’re done you can convert it to a mobi-ebook using Amazons service.

Great, I’ll check into those. Thanks for the tips.