And another suggestion regarding getting markers into paragraphs of a 
particular format (assuming you don't use IXGen):
Do a Find using the specific paragraph format. When you do Find Next, the 
paragraph is selected. Then Esc,s,m will open the marker box with the text
already in it. But remember to click in the para before adding the marker, 
otherwise the marker replaces the selected text! 

Roger Shuttleworth
Technical Publications
TVWorks Canada, Inc.
150 Dufferin Avenue
London, Ontario
N6A 5N6
Tel. 519 963-4368
-----Original Message-----
From: framers-bounces at 
[] On Behalf Of Pete Rourke
Sent: January 23, 2008 4:19 PM
To: 'Stuart Rogers'
Cc: framers at
Subject: RE: Alphabetizing a generated list of Figures or Tables

Absolutely great advice. I'm learning new tricks.

I have gone back to putting the <$paranum> in the LOF, which is sufficient.

Thanks again

-----Original Message-----
From: Stuart Rogers [] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 2:05 PM
To: pete.rourke at
Cc: framers at
Subject: Re: Alphabetizing a generated list of Figures or Tables

Pete Rourke wrote:
> FM8 Windows XP
> I started from the book add>List of > Figures using the paragraph tag,
> Caption, but I have not figured out how to put this into the reference
> (like what the standard index does) to do the alphabetical sorting.
> Is there a special marker for figures?
> I have 2 pages of 2 col generated List of figures (screenshots) and when
> indexed are sorted in the order of the pages in the book.
> Is there a way to have them appear alphabetically like the generated
> index?

Others have already replied with lots of good advice.  I'll just add 
that a work-around, if you want to sort the list you have, would be to 
convert it to a table, one cell per paragraph, and then sort the table. 
  It's a maintenance headache of course, nothing automated about it, but 
it would accomplish what you ask.


Stuart Rogers
Technical Communicator
Phoenix Geophysics Limited
Toronto, ON, Canada
+1 (416) 491-7340 x 325

srogers phoenix-geophysics com

If it makes things work more easily, why isn't it called lubrican?


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