Troubles with Appendix TOC in FrameMaker 2019

Explorer ,
Jan 29, 2021

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Hello!

(Disclaimer: I'm pretty new to FrameMaker)

I've set up an Appendix and the numbering is working:

Appendix-Content.gif

But in the TOC, things aren't working correctly:

Appendix-TOC.gif

Two problems:

1) I'd like the page numbers to say A-1, A-2, B-1, B-2 etc.

2) The numbering isn't working for the headings

For reference, here are the TOC Paragraph styles:

Appendix-TOC-Heading1.gif     Appendix-TOC-Heading2.gif

Just in case you need them, here are the content styles:

Appendix-Content-Heading1.gif    Appendix-Content-Heading2.gif

Thanks!

Elo

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 01, 2021
Barb Binder Adobe Community Professional , Feb 01, 2021
Hi Elo:   This is what @Winfried Reng was talking about in his reply.   Disable the paragraph auto-numbering for those two styles outlined in red, and replace the 0.0.1 and 0.1 with the <$paranum> building block to pull the numbers from the source docs. Update your book.    ~Barb

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 31, 2021
Winfried Reng Adobe Community Professional , Jan 31, 2021
Hi,   Can you post a screenshot of the TOC reference page? Please with Text Symbols shown. The numbering in your TOC should be controlled solely by the building blocks on the reference page. You shbould not set the numbering in the single TOC pagraph formats. These building blocks are described in the online help: https://help.adobe.com/en_US/framemaker/using/index.html#t=using-framemaker%2Fuser-guide%2Ftopic_edit-special-list-and-index-text-flows.html   Best regards   Winfried

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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If this TOC is a generated file, it will have a Reference Page "TOC", and you may need to add a <$chapnum>- in front of each <$pagenum>

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Explorer ,
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Thanks Bob - that solved problem #1 🙂

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Hi Elo:

 

This is a three step process:

  1. As per Bob, you will need to add <$chapnum> to the TOC reference page. See https://www.rockymountaintraining.com/adobe-framemaker-including-chapter-numbers-in-a-table-of-conte... 
  2. Add the <$chapnum> variable to the footer, in front of the page number. i.e., <$chapnum>–#.
    https://www.rockymountaintraining.com/adobe-framemaker-variables/
  3. Set the chapter number in the book window.
    1. Right click Appendix A in the book window > Numbering.
    2. Set the Chapter # back to 1, and the Format to ALPHABETIC. For appendix b–infinity, ALPHABETIC and Continue Numbering from Previous Chapter in Book.
      chapnums.png

Update the book.

 

~Barb 

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Thanks Barb, 

I had the chapter numbering set up and it works in the content, it just doesn't work in the TOC:

Appendix-TOC-Numbering-On-Left.gif

thanks,

Elo

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Hi,

 

Can you post a screenshot of the TOC reference page? Please with Text Symbols shown.

The numbering in your TOC should be controlled solely by the building blocks on the reference page. You shbould not set the numbering in the single TOC pagraph formats.

These building blocks are described in the online help:

https://help.adobe.com/en_US/framemaker/using/index.html#t=using-framemaker%2Fuser-guide%2Ftopic_edi...

 

Best regards

 

Winfried

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Hello Winfried,

Here's my (inherited) (chaotic) Reference page. I've highlighted the two entries for the TOC:

Appendix-TOC-Numbering-On-Left-Reference.gif

Elo

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Hi Elo:

 

This is what @Winfried Reng was talking about in his reply.

 

Disable the paragraph auto-numbering for those two styles outlined in red, and replace the 0.0.1 and 0.1 with the <$paranum> building block to pull the numbers from the source docs. Update your book. 

 

~Barb

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OH! That did the trick - thanks Barb and Winfried!

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