Are you using numbered headings? Can you provide a screenshot?
I have some hunches based on my experience on why this is not working but without seeing how your paragraph styles are setup and some other formatting, it would take too long to diagnose over this forum. If this is a non-proprietary project, would you be willing to share the file with me so I can look at it I can try to see what’s going on. If so, just email it to me.
Did you rearrange pages in the file after placing threaded text?
Peter, I imported a Word document to start with and I don't think I did rearrange pages. The ones that are out of order in the TOC have remained in the same place in the document (I think). Richard, the file is 15.4 MB and I'm not sure about sending it.
As we know, Word and InDesign do not play well together. Here are some suggestions:
*First I did notice that you are using Header 1 as your TOC style. Try changing that to something else other than Header 1 and update your TOC.
1. Make sure the pages are in the correct order in the document.
2. Make sure the headings styles are correct and apply the headings with no overrides.'
3. After you have done the above steps, try recreating the TOC in a new text box (wipe out existing TOC).
4. If all else fails, try exporting it to an .inx of .idml file and see if anything changes?
Just throwing ideas out there.
Your first suggestion solved the problem like magic. I changed the name 'Header 1' to Top Header and refreshed the TOC. Bingo! Everything in the right order.
Mine is not to question why - but thank you!
Great! Glad to help, take care.