leader in TOC

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How do you get a line of dots as a leader between your titles and page numbers in a TOC? I have tried editing the Table of Contents Style and selecting .... in the Between Entry and Number field, but it only shows a few dots instead of going all the way to the page number. Here is a screenshot.

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Can someone explain what I'm doing wrong?

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Correct answer by Frans van der Geest ACP | Adobe Community Professional

Do NOT set the dots hetein the TOC defenition!

you have ^y which means a right indent tabe, very good. Now, create a paragraph style to use in your TOC and in that style just place a tab position in the ruler *anywhere* you like. Give that tab a point as fill character. The right indent tab picks up that fill character (like a dot) and uses that.

iI your screenshot you now use 03 body text, create a new style with the tab and use that for your TOC entry instead.

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leader in TOC

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How do you get a line of dots as a leader between your titles and page numbers in a TOC? I have tried editing the Table of Contents Style and selecting .... in the Between Entry and Number field, but it only shows a few dots instead of going all the way to the page number. Here is a screenshot.

TOC window.png

Can someone explain what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks

Correct answer by Frans van der Geest ACP | Adobe Community Professional

Do NOT set the dots hetein the TOC defenition!

you have ^y which means a right indent tabe, very good. Now, create a paragraph style to use in your TOC and in that style just place a tab position in the ruler *anywhere* you like. Give that tab a point as fill character. The right indent tab picks up that fill character (like a dot) and uses that.

iI your screenshot you now use 03 body text, create a new style with the tab and use that for your TOC entry instead.

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Do NOT set the dots hetein the TOC defenition!

you have ^y which means a right indent tabe, very good. Now, create a paragraph style to use in your TOC and in that style just place a tab position in the ruler *anywhere* you like. Give that tab a point as fill character. The right indent tab picks up that fill character (like a dot) and uses that.

iI your screenshot you now use 03 body text, create a new style with the tab and use that for your TOC entry instead.

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Or add a nested character style to the style definition you use for TOC listings and apply a custom dotted underline to the tabs.

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I made a new paragraph style and applied it to the TOC. It's working now. Thanks

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