I have a large book (non-Scripture) in Paratext that I want to make a book out of with RAB. It has over 100 chapters (with \c marker) and I want to add each chapter’s title (\ms) as an item in the app’s TOC. I have these chapter titles in a Word document. Is there a way to import this list of chapter titles to the TOC or do I have to add them one by one? There is an “Import” button on the RAB Contents Menu screen. It wants a ZIP file but I don’t know what exactly should be in the file.
The zip file that it accepts contains a
contents.xml file and a folder containing any images.
If you put in a few entries then do an export you can then unzip the output and see what it looks like.
It is then up to you to decide if you can write a script to create a similar file. I’d use XSLT2.
If you look at the code below.
<contents> <title lang="default">Kriol test 2</title> <feature name="show-titles" value="true"/> <feature name="show-subtitles" value="true"/> <feature name="show-references" value="false"/> <feature name="launch-action" value="contents"/> <contents-items> <contents-item id="1"> <title lang="default">Home TOC</title> <link type="screen" target="1"/> </contents-item> <!-- Repeat the four line section below --> <contents-item id="2"> <title lang="default">First title</title> <link type="reference" target="TID.1"/> </contents-item> <!-- End of the four line repeat section --> </contents-items> <contents-screens> <contents-screen id="1"> <title lang="default">Home</title> <items> <!-- Repeat the line below and increment the number to match contents-item id above --> <item id="2"/> <!-- end of repeat line --> </items> </contents-screen> </contents-screens> </contents>
For each additional title after First title you need to repeat the four lines I have surrounded by comments shown in grey.
<contents-item id="3"> <title lang="default">Second title</title> <link type="reference" target="TID.2"/> </contents-item>
TIDpart is the book abbreviation code. This needs to be changed to suit your book. The number is the chapter.
<item id="2"/> needs to be repeated for each item added at the top.
Note the number refers to the
id of the
contents-item. Hence it starts a 2.
You can add more screens and link screen to screen. But that gets just a little more complicated.