4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 24, 2014 11:14 PM by Zoe1

    Trouble with TOC right justified numbers

    Zoe1

      I will admit to being a newbie but I really have been doing my homework, reading the manual & watching tutorials.  Try as I might, I cannot get the page numbers in the TOC to right justify with a . leadr, after following all the steps in the manual.  Any clues as to what I could be doing wrong?  This is the section of the manual I have been following.  Thanks.

       

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      is useful when creating a list of advertisers or illustrations that may not appear as visible text in the document itself. Deselect this option when

      you’ve used layers to store various versions or translations of the same text.

      If your table of contents includes a paragraph style that uses numbering, specify whether the TOC entry includes the full

      paragraph (both number and text), only the numbers, or only the paragraph.

      Specify the writing direction for the text frame you will use to create a table of contents.

      Create TOC entries with tab leaders

      Entries in a table of contents are often formatted with dots or tab leaders separating the entry from its associated page number.

      Table of contents with dot leaders

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      Create a paragraph style with a tab leader. (See

      Create a paragraph style with a tab leader

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      To update the table of contents settings, do one of the following:

      Choose Layout > Table Of Contents Style. Select a TOC style, and click Edit.

      Choose Layout > Table Of Contents (if you are not using a TOC style).

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      Under Include Paragraph Styles, select an item you want to appear with a tab leader in the table of contents.

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      For Entry Style, select the paragraph style that contains the tab leader.

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      Click

      More Options

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      Verify that Between Entry And Number is set to ^t (representing a tab). Click OK or Save to exit.

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      Update the table of contents, if necessary, by choosing Layout > Update Table Of Contents. Otherwise, place the new table of contents

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      Create a paragraph style with a tab leader

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      Choose Window > Styles > Paragraph Styles to display the Paragraph Styles panel.

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      In the Paragraph Styles panel, do one of the following:

      Double-click the name of the paragraph style applied to entries in your table of contents.

      From the panel menu, choose New Paragraph Style.

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      Enter a name, if necessary, for the paragraph style.

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      Click Tabs.

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      Select the right-justified tab icon

      , and then click on the ruler to position the tab stop.

      If the paragraphs you’re applying the style to include numbered list items, make sure that you include two tab settings — the first for the

      indented number and the second for the tab leader.

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      For Leader, type a period (.).

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      Select other style options as desired, and click OK