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Table of Contents in alpha order InDesign

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Oct 27, 2023 Oct 27, 2023

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I have a TOC that is not in alphabetical order.  How do I get this?

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Oct 27, 2023 Oct 27, 2023

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If you want your TOC sorted in alphabetical order, check the Sort Entries in Alphabetical Order box in the TOC menu:

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...and do so for each defined level of your TOC.

 

If you don't want your TOC (or any level within it) sorted, uncheck the box.


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I have uncheck and rechecked that box on all levels and it will not sort them in alpha order.  I don't know what else to do.  Thanks.

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Try this: make sure all the boxes are checked for all your levels, then SAVE the style under a defined name. Each time you create the TOC or update it, make sure that style is selected.

 

One of the many quirks of the TOC feature is that it loses settings in between executions. You can set a number of things and create a TOC, but when you try to repeat that, the 'style' will have reset to the default. That may be what's happening to you, in part.

 

If not, you may need to reset your InDesign preferences. When they get corrupted, all kinds of screwy things happen, especially with the indexing, note, TOC etc. features. Search this forum; there are several threads that give details of how to reset prefs for each platform and version.


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