Table of Authorities in Pages

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  1. Marlock macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello there!

    I've just started using Pages, and I am wondering whether it is possible to create a Table of Authorities in it?
    IF not, which program are you using for ToA, and is it compatible with the stuff you write in Pages?

    Additionally, when you have multiple headings and subheadings, how exactly are you assinging numbers to them, in order to get, e.g., something like this:

    1. Introduction
    1.1 Brief outline
    1.2 What I want to say
    2. Important stuff
    2.1. First
    2.1.1. At the beginning
    2.1.2. At the end
    2.2. Second
    3. Conclusion

    :confused:

    And finally, is it possible to have this added to the the Table of Contents in Pages, and have the numbers there as well, e.g., something like this:

    1. Introduction...................................1
    1.1 Brief outline..............................3
    1.2 What I want to say.....................5
    2. Important stuff...............................8
    2.1. First.......................................14
    2.1.1. At the beginning.................20
    2.1.2. At the end.........................25
    2.2. Second...................................28
    3. Conclusion....................................32

    :eek:

    BTW, I don't seem to have anything inside of Section tab, apart from Blank Page. Do I need to download some additional materials? :apple:

    I would REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THE HELP that you can provide.

    Best,
    Me :):)
     
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

    ergdegdeg

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    Oct 13, 2007
    #2
    If you mean "Table of Contents", this can be achieved easily. The important thing is that you actually use the paragraph styles and not just format the body to look like a heading.

    Just click on Insert >> Table of Contents. This has all the Headings and subheadings and even the page numbers.

    To have your headings numbered, first hit Shift + CMD + T to show the Styles drawer. Then place the cursor in one of the Headings, select the numbering of your choice and in the styles dawer, click the red triangle of this style and select "Redefine Style from selection". Repeat for all heading levels. For lower levels, you might have to adjust the indent level of the numbering in the inspector.

    Then, select one of the top-level headings in the TOC, choose yor preferred numbering style and again, select "Redefine style from selection" in the drawer. Repeat for lower-level headings and adjust indent level as needed.
     
  3. Marlock thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Tnx for the help.

    Would u be kind enough to further explain on how to get the subheading
    numbers (whilst creating a style):

    1.1
    1.2
    1.2.1.
    1.2.2.
    2.
    2.1.
    2.2.

    and so on.

    Sry for putting it into examples, but that's the best mode of expression for me :)
     
  4. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

    ergdegdeg

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    Oct 13, 2007
    #4
    You can modify an existing subheading style to have numbering by doing the following:
    Select one instance of the style in your document. In the styles drawer (at the bottom), select the desired numbering format. In the inspector (open by hitting alt + CMD + I), go to the T-labeled icon, then "List". Increase the indent level until it is the one you need.

    You can create a new subheading style with numbering by doing the following:
    Select a heading which should be in the new style. Adjust the formatting of this heading to your liking. Add numbering by using the steps above. Right click on the paragraph and select "Create new paragraph style from selection".
    You will also have to add this style to the TOC if you want it to be there. To do this, go to the leftmost icon in the top row of the inspector. Select TOC and then put a check mark next to the newly created style.
     
  5. Marlock thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #5
    Ok, I think I managed that, somehow.
    It seems to be working, somehow :)

    Ok, now...

    Table of Authorities
    Index

    I was referred to a way to do this, but I could not repeat the procedure.
    Is there a video tutorial out there, or a very detailed instruction available on how to do this?

    Thank You all for helping me!!
     

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