What version of Indesign are you using, Mac/Windows? Do you know how that TOC was created? It looks a bit odd. Usually the leader (the dotted line) is between the Title/subtitles and the page number, not below it.
Edit: If you are able to select the dotted lines you can change the color using the Text fill. The leader can also be changed to something different than a dot.
thanks for your reply.
I have a windows pc and Indesign CS6.
I just clicked Layout > Table of Contents..
Here is the link to the document: https://www.dropbox.com/s/tndkw1caechmnhi/Project%20report%20061213.indd
Can't select it unfortunatly. Also have checked the original paragraph style and the paragraph style that is applied to the TOC, but both do not have a underline option..
Hope you can help
When I try to open the file it's giving me a warning that this file contains two plug-ins not installed in my system and strongly advises against opening the file. What plug-ins did you use in this document?
Edit: was this document created in ID CS6 or a previous version?
I only have Cross Reference Pro, the other one might be the trail version of it.
You should be okay opening the document because the TOC is not made with Cross Reference Pro.
That looks like a paragraph rule below, not a tab leader, and it might be in the style. Personally, I'd remove it entirely and use a tab leader (or custom underline, on which you can change the stroke style and color). Right now the TOC is extremely difficult to read.
I agree but how can i change it to a different stroke style and color?
Because i think if it would be transparent (20%), or grey it would be much better..
Both paragraph rules and underline options dialogs let you set the stroke style and stroke color.
You can also use the regular tab leader and format the tab to change the leader character and color.
Sorry I do not get it.. I am not very good at this yet.
I checked the paragraph style options and underline is off..
I never have put this on in the first place.. Thought it was standard..
What is the regular tab leader?
In the paragraph style check the section Paragraph Rules (and use the dropdown to investigate both Rule Above and Rule Below -- I think it has the Rule Below active). Check the box or clear it next to the dropdown to turn the rule on or off.
A tab leader is a character or set of characters (you can use spaces, for example, to spread apart dots, or combine a dot and an underscore, or a bullet and a hyphen for a decorative look) that fills the space occupied by the tab character. There's a field in either the Tabs palette or in the Tabs section of the paragraph style where you can enter the character(s) once you set the tab position and select the tab marker on the ruler.
I prefer a custom underline (applied as a style) on the tab if you can create the look you want with ID's stroke styles because you have more control over weight and positioning than you do with the tab leader.
Found it! It was indeed the Rule Below. I changed it now, thanks!