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Why is my TOC generating properly on pages 1 and 3 but not on page 2

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Hello,

I'm using Frame 12 unstructured and trying to setup a generated TOC I inherited from someone else. Everything looks great except even pages aren't seeing the formatting I set up on the reference page. All pages have a Flow A. Master pages are set at Right/left.

Thanks for your help!

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Why is my TOC generating properly on pages 1 and 3 but not on page 2

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Hello,

I'm using Frame 12 unstructured and trying to setup a generated TOC I inherited from someone else. Everything looks great except even pages aren't seeing the formatting I set up on the reference page. All pages have a Flow A. Master pages are set at Right/left.

Thanks for your help!

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Hi Sedona:

The TOC reference page contains the building blocks (like <$pagenum> and <$paratext> and the paragraph tag formatting. Once set, they are consistent for all pages in the flow.

What, exactly, isn't appearing on the left pages? Is it the page information—which comes from the masters? Screenshots and more details will help us help you.

~Barb

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Hi Barb,

It's not picking up the right tab stop or the leader dots. The page numbers are correct but flush against the heading (which are correct).  All the <$pagenum> and <$paratext> blocks are in place and formatted how I'd like when I generate the TOC.  Again, it's only page 2 that is not generating properly, pages 1 and 3 are fine.

Sally

Page 2 is on the left, page 1 on the right. Page 3 looks similar to page 1.

 

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You should find that the page with the missing page numbers is more narrow than what you want. As a result, the tabs are outside the column, and can't be displayed until you make that master page text frame wider.

Check the tab stops in your ruler to confirm this.

-Matt

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Well, they look the same width! After playing with the Right tab stop, you are right, everything moved into place. Now I'll work on making the width the same.

Thanks very much!

Sally

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Hi Sally:

Now your explanation makes perfect sense—and Matt's right—it's an issue with the template frame on the left hand page. It's not wide enough for the tab stop.

I would:

  1. View > Master Pages
  2. Control click on the right template frame to select it
  3. Graphic > Object Properties > Dimensions
  4. Make a note of the frame width, Cancel
  5. Control click on the left template frame to select it
  6. Graphic > Object Properties > Dimensions
  7. Change the width to match the facing page

~Barb

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