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  • #26832

    We are using PD4ML with a Volume License to create a multipage PDF.
    At the start of the PDF we wish to add a table of contents with the following Format:

    1. [Title] … [Page Number]
    2. [Title] … [Page Number]

    and so on.
    This works (in a way) by using a chapter title like “

    1. Title

    “.
    The Problem appears when there are more than 10 main titles and the numbers are not aligned anymore.

    eg:
    9. [Title] …
    10. [Title] …

    Now to my questions:

    Is there a way to inject a CSS class into the TOC?
    I tried wrapping the number into a

    and tag but these are apparently stripped for the TOC.

    Since this should be a pretty frequent request could you extend the TOC tag to automatically number the entry’s when a boolean parameter is true?
    Subentry’s could be numbered 1.1 …

    Another good way to do this and not mess up already numbered titles would be to add a chapter title tag and include a numbering parameter that either generates or accepts a number.
    This number would have a styleable CSS class and would be respected by the TOC.

    Or is there another way to solve this problem?

    Thanks,

    David

    #29277

    By the link you may find an info, which reveals what is behind :
    http://pd4ml.com/cookbook/pd4ml_table_of_contents.htm

    Unfortunately the only workaround for the number alignment problem is like that:

    [language=xml:1cdvml8b]



     1. Line 1

     2. Line 2

    10. Line 10

    40. Line 40


    [/language:1cdvml8b]

    Unfortunately the workaround has its drawbacks:   entities slightly shift chapter names in the the main document, and TOC printed with “Courier New” does not always look matching the main document style.

    An implementation of a proprietary numbering attribute for

    is possible. Please contact support pd4ml com for that. If you are ready to partially fund the implementation – it will speed up the process.
    #29278

    Thank you for the quick reply.
    Unfortunately the proposed solution will not work for us as we are not allowed to change the used font.
    I will write a feature request email.

    #29279

    Just replied to the request email.

    #29280

    Hi,

    Should i just include tag in my html to support TOC or should i define a stylesheet as well.

    Please let me know this it will be of great help thanks

    #29281

    Normally you don’t need/can’t use a CSS class for the TOC – this was a rather special Case.

    #29282

    Right, in most of the cases you would only need to add tag where you want to see a table of contents. CSS style is for a “fine tuning”.

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