Add Table of Contents
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The Add Table of Contents
adds a new first record to the front-most (current) datafile. It
then inserts lines copied from the first lines of the Freeform
Text Areas (FTAs) of each record. The lines are set in the default
font and point size for the FTA.
This function is designed to be used with freeform datafiles, but
can be used with field-based datafiles. It just won't be
particularly useful, due to the way field-based datafiles are
Each line of the table of contents will also be a link to the page
from which the line was copied. This is what makes it particularly
To make it even more useful, you can sort the datafile by the
first line of the FTAs. The result will be that the TOC will also
appear sorted to match.
There is nothing special about the TOC. You can treat it like any
other record -- move it, change the font, or even delete it.
Here's the TOC for a datafile of songs. There are records that do
not contain songs, so the asterisks (*) at the beginning of each
song title are there to make them all sort together.
And here's what a song looks like.