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Aug 12, 2015

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When I generate LOF or LOT files, they are picking up an extra space between the autonumber entry "Figure 1-1" and the typed period following, like this: "Figure 1-1 ."  Here is an actual entry:

Figure 1-1 . Model 3800 Tachometer Test Set with Accessories

The actual figure captions have only the word "Figure" and the sequence number, as in "F:Figure <$chapnum>-<n+>".  There is no space added there.  And I manually insert a period, then a space, after the autonumbered entry when I type the figure title.

Where is the extra space coming from?

Have you looked at the reference page for the LOR/LOT? a stray space may somehow have snuck its way between the <$paranum> and <$paratext> building blocks.

An observation – you don't necessarily have to type in the full stop and space after the autonumber: you can include this in the autonumber definition. My standard figcap, for example, uses F:Figure <n+>.\t to follow the counter with a full stop and a tab.

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extra spaces in generated files

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When I generate LOF or LOT files, they are picking up an extra space between the autonumber entry "Figure 1-1" and the typed period following, like this: "Figure 1-1 ."  Here is an actual entry:

Figure 1-1 . Model 3800 Tachometer Test Set with Accessories

The actual figure captions have only the word "Figure" and the sequence number, as in "F:Figure <$chapnum>-<n+>".  There is no space added there.  And I manually insert a period, then a space, after the autonumbered entry when I type the figure title.

Where is the extra space coming from?

Have you looked at the reference page for the LOR/LOT? a stray space may somehow have snuck its way between the <$paranum> and <$paratext> building blocks.

An observation – you don't necessarily have to type in the full stop and space after the autonumber: you can include this in the autonumber definition. My standard figcap, for example, uses F:Figure <n+>.\t to follow the counter with a full stop and a tab.

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Have you looked at the reference page for the LOR/LOT? a stray space may somehow have snuck its way between the <$paranum> and <$paratext> building blocks.

An observation – you don't necessarily have to type in the full stop and space after the autonumber: you can include this in the autonumber definition. My standard figcap, for example, uses F:Figure <n+>.\t to follow the counter with a full stop and a tab.

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Your first observation was correct.  There was an extra space in the building block.  Thank you!

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