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TOC line text is not working right

Participant ,
Mar 19, 2021 Mar 19, 2021

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I guess I want it to wrap to the next line to keep the numbers aligned?

 

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Participant , Mar 21, 2021 Mar 21, 2021

I found an article (I forgot where) where you change the min/max percentages. And that worked. I appreciate all your help.

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Mar 19, 2021 Mar 19, 2021

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Anybody?

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Mar 19, 2021 Mar 19, 2021

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First two thoughts are:

  1. Are the spaces normal or non-breaking in what I'd guess are Table titles?
  2. Is the Tab-R position in the TOC actually at the right edge of the column?

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Mar 20, 2021 Mar 20, 2021

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@bob Per Barb I added a non breaking space on the long titles but no luck.

I do not understand what you mean in #2

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Mar 20, 2021 Mar 20, 2021

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I was just trying to figure out what we are seeing here, and not suggesting fixes. Barb seems to have a more solid handle on it than I do at the moment.

My #2 question was about whether the column or text frame is actual wider than that tabbing expects.

Anyway, the way I might work around this is to generate the ToC from invisible metaparagraphs, which are themselves just Xrefs to suitably short Headings/Titles, but would be hand crafted auto-numbered abbreviations for really long Headings/Titles.

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Mar 20, 2021 Mar 20, 2021

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Well I appreciate your efforts!

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Mar 20, 2021 Mar 20, 2021

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Hi @virtualtechwriter :

 

I would go to page 65 and replace the space between Block and Description with a non-breaking space: Ctrl + spacebar. Then update the book.

 

~Barb 

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Mar 20, 2021 Mar 20, 2021

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It did not work using the non breaking space.

 

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Should there be a \t on the reference page? 

 

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Mar 20, 2021 Mar 20, 2021

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InDesign has an elegant solution to this specific situation that is missing in FrameMaker. Would you consider voting for this feature request?

https://tracker.adobe.com/#/view/FRMAKER-9847

https://tracker.adobe.com/#/view/FRMAKER-7310

 

~Barb 

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I voted!

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Mar 20, 2021 Mar 20, 2021

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Your reference page is great.

 

You are showing us a different area of the text in the second screenshot. Can you show us the original screenshot after you add the non-breaking space to page 65?

 

~Barb 

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I found an article (I forgot where) where you change the min/max percentages. And that worked. I appreciate all your help.

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