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Your Table of Contents

Vellum can automatically create a Table of Contents page for your books. This document includes information about the various ways you can customize it.

Automatic Creation

Vellum creates your Table of Contents automatically.

To do so, Vellum uses the structure you’ve defined in the Navigator. Reorder your chapters, or experiment with where you position elements like Acknowledgments and you’ll find an updated Table of Contents every time you generate.


You can view your book’s Table of Contents using Vellum’s Preview. Press the Contents navigation button, and then find Table of Contents in the menu.


The presentation of your book’s Table of Contents can be customized using Table of Contents Settings, available from from the Chapter menu and the Navigator’s gear menu:

This will display the following settings for your book:

Including the TOC

By default, Vellum will include a Table of Contents in the ebook editions of your book. Uncheck Ebook Editions if you’d rather not include one.

Note: This switch removes the ​HTML TOC​, a page which is strongly recommended by Amazon. It does not affect the ​Logical TOC​, which is required by all vendors and is always included as part of your ebook.

Check Print Edition if you’d like to include a Table of Contents in this version.

Part & Volume Contents

If you’re creating a box set, or you’ve structured your book with parts, you can use the List elements within checkboxes to control whether the chapters within are included in the Table of Contents. (You may wish to change this, for example, for a box set with many Volumes.)

Numbering Chapters

By default, chapter numbering will continue across each Part of your book, but will reset back to Chapter 1 for each Volume. You can customize this behavior using the Reset across checkboxes.

And if you are writing a series and would like the first chapter of your book to start at a number other than 1, use the Initial chapter text field.