The writer who reported this problem tells me she solved it by 
uninstalling and reinstalling FrameMaker. I asked whether she applied 
any patches to the new install. She says that FrameMaker updates "were 
automatically cued and applied shortly after the software was installed."



Jim Owens wrote:
> FWIW, one of our writers reported that the paragraph catalog sorts 
> differently on her home PC than her work PC. At first glance, it 
> appeared to be a simple reverse sort, but it was her home PC so we did 
> not investigate closely.
> 
> The tag "tp, table para" was showing up at the bottom of the list rather 
> than the top. Following up on Fred's observation, I see that all of our 
> other tags beginning "tp" have three characters before the comma.
> 
> Since the writer has the same FM software in both places, it's not 
> likely to be Frame, unless there's a hidden setting that controls this.
> 
> 
> Fred Ridder wrote:
>> Has anyone found a workaround for the change in the sort 
>> order used in the Paragraph Catalog and other listings of 
>> paragraph tags?
>>  
>> Our company's templates were set up with 1- or 2-character
>> prefixes for all the common paragraph tags to facilitate keyboard
>> selection via the F9 key. The most commonly used tags had
>> a single-character prefix so that they'd sort to the top of their
>> respective group, and the less common tags had a second 
>> character that was either a digit (to indicate indent level)
>> or a mnemonically selected alpha character. For example, 
>> we have
>>   B-Body
>>   B2-Body 2
>>   B3-Body 3
>>   B4-Body 4
>> and
>>   T-Table Title
>>   TB-Table 
>>   TB-Table Body Center
>>   TH-Table Heading
>> etc, etc.
>>  
>> This worked beautifully in FM6.0 and FM7.x.  But in FM8,
>> the sort order for the list changed and the hyphen now 
>> sorts *after* any alphanumeric character so that the 
>> order now looks like:
>>   B2-Body 2
>>   B3-Body 3
>>   B4-Body 4
>>   B-Body
>> Pressing F9 and then B, gets you B2. Pressing B again
>> gets you B3. The only way to get to the base B-Body 
>> tag is four Bs or else B and a hyphen. And its much 
>> worse for the table tags, where the T-Table Title tag
>> is now sorted as the last of 16 related tags stating 
>> with T. 
>>  
>> Other than a wholesale renaming of the paragraph tags
>> in our templates and all documents based on them to
>> change the hyphens to spaces, I guess we'll just have 
>> to get used to typing the hyphen whenever we use the
>> F9 shortcut. Sigh...Fred Ridder
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