Create Tables of Contents, Lists of Figures, and More
The QuarkXPress Lists palette lets you create automatic tables of contents, lists of figures, and more, using the style sheets you apply in a layout.
For example, if you use the “Heading 1” style sheet for main headings and the “Heading 2” style sheet for secondary headings, you can use the Lists palette to insert into your layout a multilevel list of all paragraphs that use these style sheets, complete with the page numbers on which each occurs, with or without a customizable leader.
You can also control how such lists are formatted. For example, you could create a table of contents where all first-level headings are formatted with a style sheet that specifies 14-point bold, and all subheadings are formatted with a style sheet that specifies 12-point italic. You can sort lists by page number or by paragraph text. And if you subsequently make edits to the layout, you can update the table of contents with two clicks.
In addition to allowing you to create tables of contents and lists of figures, the Lists palette provides a handy way of navigating around a layout. To jump to any heading or caption in the active layout, simply double-click that heading or caption in the Lists palette. You can even use a dedicated Find field to find a particular item in a list without searching the rest of the text.