Hi, Brian:

On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 9:21 AM,  <blamborn at comcast.net> wrote:
> Peter,
> Thanks for the info.  I went back to double check what was going on.  The 
> tabs were not there. I manually inserted them. The tabs/leaders work for 
> Paragraph Designs (auto generated by Frame) Heading2TOC through Heading 5TOC. 
>  They do not work for Heading1TOC (the top level).
> The tab mark is there, and I checked to make sure that all of the definitions 
> in the Paragraph Designer were the same for all (tab position and leader 
> type).
> I get nice leaders and page # placement for all except the top level.
> Any suggestions?

* If a tab character is beyond (to the right of) its corresponding tab
stop, it's ignored. Check that your top-level text isn't so long that
it's causing this.

* Verify that the rightmost tab stop is right aligned.

* Verify that the reference page top-level prototype line contains the
manually-inserted tab character, that the right-aligned tab stop
position falls within the body-page's text-frame width.

* Verify that no nearby body- or master-page graphic or text frame has
its runaround property ON - this can force the text to the left, which
simulates the tab failing.

* Regenerate the TOC.

I'm out of ideas.

Peter Gold
KnowHow ProServices

> Thanks,
> Brian
>  -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: "Peter Gold" <peter at knowhowpro.com>
>> Hi, Brian:
>> 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.
>> HTH
>> Regards,
>> Peter Gold
>> KnowHow ProServices
>> 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?
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> >
>> > Brian

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