… not the level of stability we have generally come to appreciate!
I'm updating a ToC style. Esc, o, p, d opens the Designer as usual, and double-click on the highlighted New Tab Stop opens the Edit Tab Stop dialog – so far so good. I enter the new position and click on an Alignment or a Leader radio button, and the Designer disappears.
I click on [Continue] anyway, and open the Designer again: the alignment and leader settings have not been changed.
I have of course closed and restarted FM before posting, in case it was just punishing me for moving tab stops in the ruler. No improvement.
I feel irritated enough to roll up my sleeves and wrestle with MIF to see whether I can get the settings I want, but if anyone has any tips on what's going on and how to avoid it …
p.s. fwiw, just before this I had noticed that clicking in a ToC entry, opening the paragraph designer and clicking in another entry with a different style was closing the designer instead of updating the designer with the properties of the second style
Well, OK … thanks for pointing me in the direction of the Designer.
I tried undocking the Designer first: sometimes it stayed open, sometimes it coyly iconised itself. Poking around, I found the Auto collapse and Auto show options were selected: I've experimentally deselected them, and so far this seems to have solved the problem.
If that was the cause, I'm left to wonder what extra-obscure keyboard shortcut could have changed the settings; I'm pretty sure I've never touched them myself.