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Updating TOC resets paragraph tags

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When updating the TOC, a new file is generated and my paragraph tag settings are reset.  I have ugly text wrapping that I'm trying to fix; I set my left indent to .75 to push the wrap over and then update the TOC, and the indent setting resets to "0" and the wrapping comes back.  My character designer settings don't reset, why do the paragraph settings reset?

Should I not be updating the TOC?  How do I get the setting to remain when updating the TOC?

 

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After updating TOC:

 

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OK, then it's as I suspected. You are introducing an override because you are applying the change but not updating the style. Two different things, and yes, if you are applying an override for only SOME of the paragraphs, then it will have to be redone every time. However, since it appears you want the second line to indent every time, the next time you make this change, click Update Style instead of apply and make sure you save the document. The next time you regenerate, the new formatting should be in effect.

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Updating TOC resets paragraph tags

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When updating the TOC, a new file is generated and my paragraph tag settings are reset.  I have ugly text wrapping that I'm trying to fix; I set my left indent to .75 to push the wrap over and then update the TOC, and the indent setting resets to "0" and the wrapping comes back.  My character designer settings don't reset, why do the paragraph settings reset?

Should I not be updating the TOC?  How do I get the setting to remain when updating the TOC?

 

Before updating TOC:

 

clipboard_image_0.png

 

After updating TOC:

 

clipboard_image_1.png

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Correct answer by LinSims | Adobe Community Professional
OK, then it's as I suspected. You are introducing an override because you are applying the change but not updating the style. Two different things, and yes, if you are applying an override for only SOME of the paragraphs, then it will have to be redone every time. However, since it appears you want the second line to indent every time, the next time you make this change, click Update Style instead of apply and make sure you save the document. The next time you regenerate, the new formatting should be in effect.

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Are you updating the <paragraph name>TOC style or just applying it? If you're not updating the style, your changes won't stick since the file is built from scratch every time you regenerate. That's why page and line breaks introduced manually have to be redone every time you regenerate.

 

I find that working on the TOC reference page instead of the body pages helps me keep track of what I'm doing with TOC formatting.

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I think I mispoke; I meant I am updating the book, so a new TOC is generated. I am going into the paragraph designer and updating the left indent for my paragraph tag ("Table Title LOT") only on the line that has text wrap. I guess I just need the text wrap to indent to the right a little, but when I set it and update book, a new file is generated and the wrap resets back to '0'. Is this normal, and do I need to apply this setting every time I update the book? Or do I need to set this indent in the reference pages?

 

Thank you!

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OK, then it's as I suspected. You are introducing an override because you are applying the change but not updating the style. Two different things, and yes, if you are applying an override for only SOME of the paragraphs, then it will have to be redone every time. However, since it appears you want the second line to indent every time, the next time you make this change, click Update Style instead of apply and make sure you save the document. The next time you regenerate, the new formatting should be in effect.

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Thank you for the assistance! I was able to fix it based off your advice.

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