Feature Request- Edit Table of Contents

It would be awesome if we could edit the table of contents directly on MN3!

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Also, my table of contents keeps expanding? Is there a way to prevent it from doing so?

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+1 Really handy coz most of the papers’ TOC are not recognized in MN3

+1 For this, I have used Acrobat to build up a TOC using bookmarks, but it seems the TOC must be done entirely before beginning to work on the PDF in MarginNote. So, a way to edit the TOC in MarginNote itself would be very helpful !

Hi Johnny,
If you’ve got PDF with built-in TOC that has problems to have the TOC displayed in MN3, please send us the document to service@marginnote.com. We would test it out and see what we could do( or not).

+1. This function is very helpful. As for now, I must edit the entire TOC for a PDF file with PDF Expert and then send it to MN3. It’s quite annoying especially when I want to read the PDF file immediately and expand the TOC during the reading.

Hi Mobo and Woet,

As far as I know , TOC is used for navigation marked contents in the book as a sign of traditional pdf tool. But MN is designed to be powerful new margin study tool. Every single margin note is a linkable bookmark to the book.And with Outliner, Tags etc. help, its easyly to do the same thing. So let the traditional tools to do that TOC and make clear division of labor. That’s ok.

Have a try with advanced profession outliner.

Kind Regards,
MN Support Team

For me, TOC is used to show the structure of a book and it presents a different perspective of a book compared with marked contents. More specifically, it’s a catalogue of a book. It’s true we can mark the title of every chapter and construct a TOC. However, this method will mix the two things up, which seems unacceptable for me. The following picture shows what I really want. It would be really nice if this Contents is editable in MN 3.

I agree with @WOET. The TOC is the structure within which we add our notes. It’s part of the book/article, and should be separate from our notes. It’s important to be able to easily distinguish between what the author has written and what we are writing in our notes. I agree that mixing them together is not an acceptable solution.

@Lanco, I don’t understand what you mean by “advanced profession outliner”. Are you referring to another app? Personally, I want fewer apps in my workflow, not more.

Also, even if we add a TOC with another app (e.g., Adobe Acrobat), is it possible to update the PDF after we have imported it into MarginNote? Is it possible to re-attach the PDF and re-import the TOC? It’s not clear to me how to do this, or if it’s even possible. The only way seems to be to add another copy of the PDF, and then copy all my notes by hand — not a good solution at all.

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Bump. @Lanco-MN_Support, any thoughts about this? I’m still wondering if it’s possible to update a PDF, as described in my last message.

Sorry for delaying your reply.

Hi Mobo,

we do have easy way to update the pdf file within a Mindmap Notebook. And it can be used to do what you describe to import the newer pdf with edited TOC.

As the pic. shows, when you directly delete the old pdf file but keep the notebook file,the study interface will shows like blank pdf.

Then click ‘manage’.
There is a button like plug. Once old pdf’s plug out , the new pdf could compulsorily plug in with existed note.If your new pdf is the same book,the file within notebook will be updated.

Finally, TOC editor need some time to look for a pdf tools solution. And if I have news about it I will mention it to you here.