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Table Of Contents Ordering Incorrectly

May 7, 2013 9:23 AM

In Design CS4, Windows, Network Drive. 


We have several 180 page books composed of about 15 documents.  If I run a Table of Contents with only one level...let's call it Centered Title, it runs perfectly, and when the alphabetize entries is checked, it alphabetizes perfectly.  If I add a second level to the TOC,  One or two entries at the Centered Title level will jump out of order.....Cabin Cabinetry will leap in front of Blu-Ray Player, instead of being where it should.  If I take the second level back out, alphebetizes perfectly again.  It is always the same entry for me.  Coworkers with similar publications have the same problem, but with different Centered Titles.


The page numbers in the TOC are just fine.


This is driving me crazy.





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    May 7, 2013 9:35 AM   in reply to DarleneAin

    Search Google for terms like "InDesign toc table of contents out of order" without quotes for links to solutions.











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    May 7, 2013 11:25 AM   in reply to DarleneAin

    I believe if there are two TOC references on the same page, InDesign picks the order from left to right on the page. Try extending the frame of the one you want first to the left of the one that is incorrectly appearing first. Then indent the text in that frame to place it in the right position.

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    May 7, 2013 12:30 PM   in reply to DarleneAin

    In that case, it sounds like a bug to me.


    It is replicable? If so, it should be reported as a bug here:


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