Invisible Text - for Table of Contents

(See also: Table of Contents)

Code Used: [vss][vse] usually with [rpsN][rpe] or within a heading style

Keystroke: (None at present)

What does it do?

Starts and ends text which will not actually appear (at the location where entered) in the braille document.

Where would it be used?

The most common use is to create an entry for the table of contents which does not otherwise appear in the text itself.

Usage in DBT:

[rps1][vss]Headache issues:[vse][rpe]
1.Migraine - can cause dizziness[rpe]

Produces in Braille:

In the braille text:

    #a4 ,migra9e -- c cause dizzi;s

But in the table of contents:


,*apt]                   ,page

,h1da*e issues3 """"""""""" #c

  #a4 ,migra9e -- c

    cause dizzi;s """"""""" #c

Let us explain!

Please note that the order of these codes is important.

[rps1] indicates that what follows is to appear in the table of contents, the "1" indicating the hierarchy level within the TOC. The [vss] code starts making what follows invisible in print and braille in the actual main body of the document. [vse] indicates the end of the invisible text, and [rpe] ends what is to be in the TOC.

The second line, which uses the code [rps2], will both appear in the text and be a level 2 TOC item.