Create a table of contents on the top page that includes TOCs from child pages?

Hi, 

I'd like a macro similar to the standard table of content that as the option to include all the child pages table of contents too.. Therefore when exporting to PDF the top page and lower pages the top page includes the full table of contents similar to any word document. I understand its best to create pages like chapters of a book (child pages) and top page is the table of contents for the whole book and a short introduction (prologue) to the book itself. 

Ideally if at all possible to be able to number the headings too option would be the icing on the cake,

Thanks 

Mark

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Davin Studer Community Champion Sep 26, 2017

To build upon the answer that @Peter DeWitt gave ...

On your parent page add the "Children Display" macro with the "Excerpt Display" option set to rich content.

Then on your child pages add an Excerpt macro at the top and inside that macro add a Table of Contents macro and set the options of the TOC macro like this ...

  • Outpust Type - list
  • List Style - disc
  • Minimum Heading Level - 1
  • Maximum Heading Level - 6
  • Printable - checked
  • Absolute URL - checked

Then on your child pages simply put in your content. You parent page will show the child pages and their TOC's in a tree format.

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Peter DeWitt Community Champion Sep 26, 2017

Mark, trying using a combination of the Excerpt / Excerpt Include Macros.  You can wrap the ToC on the child pages in an Excerpt and display them in the parent page using the Excerpt Include.

 

-pd

Worked a treat thanks alot Mark

I know this is almost a year old, but this solved an issue I was having!! Due to the nature of my space (installation, configuration, etc.), I didn't want my pages broken out into child pages to make it easier for a user but I also wanted a table of contents. Once I removed the Surrounding Panel, this worked exactly as I wanted. I had to add links to my three pages and underneath each link, I included the ToC from within each page. 

Thanks for asking the question and thanks for the answers!!

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