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 >> _______________________________________________ >> >> >> You are currently subscribed to Framers as jowens at magma.ca. >> >> Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. >> >> To unsubscribe send a blank email to >> framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com >> or visit >> http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/jowens%40magma.ca >> >> Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit >> http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. >> >> > > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as jowens at magma.ca. > > Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com > or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/jowens%40magma.ca > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. > >