Table of Contents

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  1. ToTravelistoLive profile image93
    ToTravelistoLiveposted 24 months ago

    I have written a long article which I would like to create in a table of contents. Can any of you help me how to create the table of contents?

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image67
      Miebakagh57posted 24 months agoin reply to this

      After the brief introduction, you should list in either arabic numerals, or in bullet points, the sub-title, or sub-heading of the article. That gives you the table of content.                                       You can study other writers, or this author articles, and get a picture of a table of content. Thanks.

    2. AliciaC profile image91
      AliciaCposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      I suspect that the writer wants a clickable table of contents that enables a reader to go to a specific part of the article. I’ve seen people discuss this in the past, so searching the forums might be useful. I don’t know what the current attitude of HubPages is to multiple links to different parts of the article or even if clickable links are still possible, though.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image67
        Miebakagh57posted 24 months agoin reply to this

        My opinion is that whether there're clickable links or not, editors usual remove the table of content, when an article is promote to a niche network.

        1. AliciaC profile image91
          AliciaCposted 24 months agoin reply to this

          I’ve actually had editors add a table of contents to my niche-site articles, though it’s really an outline of what is to come instead of a true table of contents. After a brief introduction to the article, the next section in the first capsule says something like “In this article, I’ll discuss the following topics”. Then there’s a list of the capsule titles (or their abbreviated form) in point or numbered form and in the correct order.

        2. PT Richard profile image81
          PT Richardposted 24 months agoin reply to this

          Miebakagh57 which niche-site articles have you had that experience with? Maybe it varies depending on the site.

          1. Miebakagh57 profile image67
            Miebakagh57posted 24 months agoin reply to this

            For instance, an editor snipped one of my read, and move same to LetterPile.                                       And this is not peculiar to any niche site. The experience varied.                                          Here and in any other forum post on the subject, I realised significant experence.

  2. eugbug profile image95
    eugbugposted 24 months ago

    Unfortunately it isn't possible anymore. On the older format HP site, each module (text, photo, callout etc) had a div tag in the HTML code, which uniquely identified its location or section in the webpage. So it was possible to add links to these at the top of an article, styled as a table of contents. When a user clicked on an entry in the contents, focus would jump to that section. Unfortunately div tags are no longer used in the HTML code of network sites.

  3. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
    PaulGoodman67posted 24 months ago

    I believe that Eugene (eubug) is right. You can have text headings in your table, but if you want them to link to other parts of the article, it can't be done nowadays.

    1. eugbug profile image95
      eugbugposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      I wonder is it possible for them to add these tags? What I would like to know in general is what control Hubpages have of the code for the network sites? Is the coding outsourced and that's why it's so difficult to change anything or is it somehow an off the shelf template thing which TAG developed and which can't be changed. Then when we write our articles, there's just a converter application which generates the network site webpages? Presumably the latter is the case because there were non-HP TAG sites which had a similar layout to the network sites, before the latter appeared.

      1. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
        PaulGoodman67posted 24 months agoin reply to this

        I'm not convinced that a linkable table of contents is even desirable in a world where the merits of a page are measured according to how long that the reader stays on it.

  4. ravirajan01 profile image94
    ravirajan01posted 24 months ago

    I agree with Linda. The best way is to add a numbered capsule title list in the first capsule so that the readers know what to expect. Of course, the index is still not clickable.

  5. ToTravelistoLive profile image93
    ToTravelistoLiveposted 23 months ago

    Last week I asked this same question thru the help desk at hubpages. The prompt reply from the team was that the table of contents feature is no longer available. The answer indicated that there is a possibility it will be enabled sometime in the future.

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      I doubt it.

      There is a way of creating one on MS Word, but I doubt it would function to go to each section separately.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image67
        Miebakagh57posted 23 months agoin reply to this

        Brenda, I'm with you in that.

    2. Miebakagh57 profile image67
      Miebakagh57posted 23 months agoin reply to this

      The information from team@hubpages may be correct.                                  But, imho, you should draft the table of content after writing the introduction. It comes under the last paragraphe of the introductory remarks, if you care.


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