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Can't generate TOC for book

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Nov 04, 2015

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Tried everything, it simply refuses to do so!

It's a nine chapter book, easily generates index, but the TOC is weird, as it will not read either Chapter number or Chapter title. At most it will incorporate a single kine or two. For example a heading "Bibliography" and another text line from somewhere else! I believe something is corrupted in my FM12 which used to produce TOCs well. Is there any way to check this?

You've probably done this already, but the first thing I check when a ToC doesn't look the way I expect is the "Setup up table of contents" pane – all too easy for me to click on a heading rather than double-clicking :-}

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Can't generate TOC for book

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Tried everything, it simply refuses to do so!

It's a nine chapter book, easily generates index, but the TOC is weird, as it will not read either Chapter number or Chapter title. At most it will incorporate a single kine or two. For example a heading "Bibliography" and another text line from somewhere else! I believe something is corrupted in my FM12 which used to produce TOCs well. Is there any way to check this?

You've probably done this already, but the first thing I check when a ToC doesn't look the way I expect is the "Setup up table of contents" pane – all too easy for me to click on a heading rather than double-clicking :-}

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You've probably done this already, but the first thing I check when a ToC doesn't look the way I expect is the "Setup up table of contents" pane – all too easy for me to click on a heading rather than double-clicking :-}

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First of all, thanks for answearing FieryPantone!

However, it didn't work. I tried your double clicking, single clicking, and the arrows. A bare line was produced from a "Chapter name" (equivalent to a Heading2).

I still think it's a FM12 corruption. For example, when I was using Heading1 and Heading 2, from which I eliminated: Characters designer, commands, delete format, new format, to leave only Chapter number and chapter name; despite only these two remaining visible, FM12 kept on intruding with Heading1 and Heading2!!!

In other words: even after eliminating from the registry, they were somehow kept on registry. This is part of what I describe as weird.

As a next step I've uninstalled FM12, and reinstalled it. As the problem remains without change, I think the files may be the guilty ones.

However, I can detect no flaw in the files!

What other possibility is there?

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You might try MIF-washing your files and trying to generate a new TOC from scratch after that.

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Congratulaitions to you all and sincere thanks. MIF washing was necessary, and double clicking finished the job (worked like Magic)

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