Turn on View > Text Symbols to verify that there's a tab character to
the left of the page numbers on the TOC body page, then:
* If there is NO tab character on the TOC body page, on the reference
page named TOC, if there is no tab character (looks like a greater
than symbol) to the left of the <$pagenum> building blocks for each
line that represents an entry level, you need.to manually type a tab
character at that spot. Then regenerate the TOC - FM creates the tab
on the body page before the page number by "picking up" the one you
type on the reference page.
* If there IS a tab character to the left of the page number on the
TOC body page, then the cause usually comes from the TOC reference
page's text frame width being wider than the body page's text-frame
width. If you've position the right-aligned tab stop at the right edge
of the reference-page's text frame (the wider one), the tab character
in the text frame on the TOC body page can't reach the tab stop.
On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 10:52 AM, <blamborn at comcast.net> wrote:
> I am working with FrameMaker 8 on a Windows XP platform. I have my product
> interface in preferences set to FrameMaker.
> I have generated a TOC and am trying to set tabs to place the page number out
> near the right edge of the page. I have defined the tab stops, but when I
> hit the tab key the insertion point does not move.
> I have followed the steps laid out in the Help file to the letter and am not
> having success.
> Can anyone point me in the right direction?