13 Replies Latest reply on Nov 12, 2016 8:12 AM by BarbBinder

    problem creating a toc

    michaelgem

      Created a table of contents, which looks fine except most of it has strikethroughs. What the heck?

        • 1. Re: problem creating a toc
          Chad Chelius Adobe Community Professional

          InDesign's TOC feature is all about the styles that you are using. Including the one that you are using to format the TOC. Check the Entry style that is applied to the entries in your TOC and there fore the style that you are defining for the entries when you create the TOC.

          • 2. Re: problem creating a toc
            michaelgem Level 1

            Chad,

            It appears that Indesign is inserting the strikethroughs. The following TOC paste from the book has every line struck through but here it looks normal. Very frustrating.

             

            CHAPTER 1: DIAMOND CLARITY GRADING ART AND SCIENCE1
            CLARITY GRADING EVOLUTION•2
            OBJECTIVE GRADING SYSTEM•2
            THE DIAMOND CLARITY SCALE•3
            Attaining Accuracy and Consistency in a Subjective Clarity Grading System•4
            Inclusion Characteristics That •4
            Affect Diamond Clarity Grades •4
            Inclusion Reflections•5
            CHAPTER 2: OBJECTIVE GRADING DISCOVERIES6
            THE RELATIONSHIP OF INCLUSION SIZE TO DIAMOND SIZE•9
            GRADING ADJUSTMENT FOR LARGE INCLUSIONS RELATIVE TO THE DIAMOND’S SIZE  •10
            • 3. Re: problem creating a toc
              Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

              Check to be sure that there is no character style being applied.

              • 4. Re: problem creating a toc
                Chad Chelius Adobe Community Professional

                If you select the text, can you see the strikethrough applied in the character formatting of the Control panel or Character panel? What paragraph style is applied to that same selected text.

                • 6. Re: problem creating a toc
                  michaelgem Level 1

                  Chad,

                  The style has strikethrough options turned off. Yet this is what the TOC looks like:

                  TOC with strikethroughs.jpg

                  • 7. Re: problem creating a toc
                    vinny38 Level 4

                    Hi

                    For me, it looks like a rule line is applied in your paragraph style. (cf. page 10)

                    You might want to check that out.

                    Besides, we can notice the first sub-level is not affected, that makes me think the right style isn't applied. You should check that out as well.

                     

                    regards

                    • 8. Re: problem creating a toc
                      BarbBinder Adobe Community Professional

                      I agree with vinny38—it looks more like a ¶ rule than a strikethrough. Check rule above and below for the ¶ style:

                      InDesign CCss_010.png

                      • 9. Re: problem creating a toc
                        jane-e Adobe Community Professional

                        Can you post a screen shot of your TOC dialog box? Also a screen shot of the Paragraph style definitions for the TOC styles?

                        • 10. Re: problem creating a toc
                          michaelgem Level 1

                          Chad,

                          It still looks like Indesign is putting in the strikethroughs. Rule, strikethrough and underline are all turned off. The blue highlighted lines are where I turned on strikethrough and set the width to zero. That overrode the selected part of the line removing the strikethrough.

                          It seems to prove that strikethroughs are being applied,but not by my paragraph or character styles.  This is really slowing down my progress, and I still have to learn to add a hyperlinked index.

                          What more diagnostic information can I supply?TOC with strikethroughs2.jpg

                          • 11. Re: problem creating a toc
                            vinny38 Level 4

                            Hi again

                             

                            here's a new guess...

                            maybe the problem could be caused by a running script, like "Show Local Formatting" or "Show Text overrides"... or something else that you don't want. Basically, a scripted preview feature.

                             

                            Can you tell us whether the "strikethroughs" disappear when turning screen mode to Presentation? Do they print?

                             

                            Besides, I don't think they have "disappeared" while turning strikethrough weight to zero. I think they are still here, but maybe masked by the "Style Override Highlighter" option which is ON. Turn it OFF: I bet they are still here...

                             

                            Let us know

                            regards

                            • 12. Re: problem creating a toc
                              michaelgem Level 1

                              Vinny,

                              Thanks for the suggestions.

                              Re: Can you tell us whether the "strikethroughs" disappear when turning screen mode to Presentation? Do they print?

                              I changed to presentation. Strikethroughs remain. I exported to pdf. Strikethroughs remain.

                               

                              Must have done something inadvertently. Don't think it is connected, but have no idea why or how the blue background got inserted in the selections.  Where strike-through was turned on and width set to zero, the selection's strikethrough disappears up to the paragraph marker but not beyond.

                               

                              Is there anything more I can supply to aid solving this mystery? Perhaps a short version of the book?

                              • 13. Re: problem creating a toc
                                BarbBinder Adobe Community Professional

                                Is there anything more I can supply to aid solving this mystery? Perhaps a short version of the book?

                                 

                                Can you post that one file on a file-sharing site like dropbox, and post a link? I'd be glad to take a look.