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Help: Creating and Editing a Table of Contents (PDFpenPro only)

You can view a Table of Contents in PDFpen, (See Sidebar for details). To create and edit a Table of Contents, PDFpenPro is required.

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Creating a Table of Contents

  1. Open the Table of Contents in the Sidebar by clicking the Sidebar button sidebar button and choosing Table Of Contents from the menu. Or choose View > Table of Contents.
  2. Go to the page that you want to add to the Table of Contents.
  3. From that page, you can select a specific portion of text to be the title of that page in the Table of Contents. Select that text now.
  4. Click on the Cog button action button at the bottom of the Sidebar and choose Add Entry. Locate shortcuts for this in Edit > Table of Contents.
  5. "Page X" will appear in the Table of Contents. You can click on the item to edit it. If you selected text, that text will now appear as one of the headings in the Table of Contents.

In addition to Add Entry, the Cog menu also provides the following means of adding new entries.

  • Add Child
    Add a child to the currently selected Table of Contents entry. Combines Add Entry and Demote Entry into a single action.
  • Add Aunt
    Add an aunt, i.e. a sibling of the currently selected Table of Contents entry's parent. Combines Add Entry and Promote Entry into a single action.

Editing Table of Contents Entries

Once you have added items to the Table of Contents, there are a number of ways you can edit the entries. Optionally, locate keyboard shortcuts for this in Edit > Table of Contents.

  • Edit the Text of the Entry
    Double-click on the entry to change the text.
  • Demote an Entry
    Select an entry and click on Demote in the Cog menu action button. The entry will become a subheading of the closest higher-level entry above in the list.
  • Promote an Entry
    Select an entry and click on Promote in the Cog menu action button. The entry will move up a level from the section it is in.
  • Delete an Entry
    Select an entry and click on Remove Entry in the Cog menu action button.


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