Table of Contents in MeisterNote

Dessy Member Posts: 32 Star Contributor

Having the ability to add an automated table of contents section to notebooks would be a great addition in MeisterNote! Right now, I have a makeshift table of contents built out that I have to manually update when adding a new section or note. This often will get missed though. It would be amazing to see this be automated and linked to the corresponding note it references.

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  • PeterM
    PeterM Member Posts: 7 Beginner

    This please!

    We also create our own tables of contents. They are a pain to create and a pain to update.

  • Andrew Lapidus
    Andrew Lapidus Admin, MeisterLobster Posts: 412 Community Admin

    Thanks @Dessy and @PeterM! We've heard from several users who've been creating their own tables of contents, and we completely agree - it's a "less than ideal" process (to put it mildly).

    We're already gathering insights on how best to automate ToCs for MeisterNote. It'd be great to know if you're creating tables of contents on a workspace level (i.e. a link for each note/subnote) or within a note itself?

    I also want to point out that there is a (not very visible) table of contents created automatically for all the headers within a note. It can be accessed by clicking the (i) button on the right side of the note editor:

    In this automatic table of contents, smaller headers are subsumed into larger ones. In the above example, "Action Items" is an h1, while subheadings 1-3 are h2's.

  • Dessy
    Dessy Member Posts: 32 Star Contributor

    @Andrew Lapidus - Thanks for pointing that out. I tried this out but don't think it shows contents the way we are laying it out. Here's an example. I have the Departments page as the main table of contents.

    Clicking on a department leads to the main section that has yet another table of contents of the available notes for that department. The section table of contents is the area of concern as when I add or delete notes, I have to manually adjust that section.

  • PeterM
    PeterM Member Posts: 7 Beginner

    We use our manually generated ToC similar to how you do @Dessy. The difference is we only show a ToC for Notes that have sub notes. For us the listing in the left is already a listing of all the Notes in the workspace.

    The info button is fine for seeing sections within a Note, but not for seeing what sub notes are part of the overall Note.

    I would prefer the top Note with an automatically generated ToC - and an option if you wanted that ToC to just list the sub notes or also the sub notes within each sub note.

    Hope that makes sense!

  • Dessy
    Dessy Member Posts: 32 Star Contributor

    @Andrew Lapidus Wow that would be awesome! For #2, or would be nice for us to also be able to format the design afterwards.

  • JoiedeVivre
    JoiedeVivre Member Posts: 50 Star Contributor

    Agreed - I wrote this before in another post - MeisterNote looks soo much better than the competition but this and sharing are absolutely essential!