OK, Steve solved it. The key was the length of the numeric strings that I
wanted it sort on. I had to have the same number of digits in the [ ] for
sorting, and I'd been inconsistent; some where three digits and some were
four. My bad! 

So, my sort needed to be one of these:

[0070 mm]
[0090 mm] 
[0100 mm]
[0200 mm]

Or 

[070 mm]
[090 mm] 
[100 mm]
[200 mm]

Then all sorts correctly.


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-----Original Message-----
From: DeRosier, Edward [mailto:edward.deros...@anritsu.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 9:53 AM
To: lindag at techcomplus.com
Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com
Subject: RE: Sort order of entries in an index

Reply to:

Message: 20
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 15:34:38 -0600
From: "Linda G. Gallagher" <lin...@techcomplus.com>
Subject: RE: Sort order of entries in an index

What do you mean by a complete index entry? It doesn't seem to have to
match
the complete second level portion of the index entry, so I'm not clear.

No matter what I do, space, no space before the [, these still won't
sort
right under the stud and rollers first level entries.

- - - -

Linda,

Perhaps we are not understanding the issue that you really want to
solve.

Can you provide some of the entries surrounding the areas in which you
are having a problem?
It seems to me that you are tyring to get these index entries into more
than one location.

As a guess, are you wanting something like the following?

70 mm stud
   roller locations
   roller maintenance
   standardized something...
90 mm stud
   roller locations
   roller maintenance
   standardized something...
100 mm stud
   roller locations
   roller maintenance
   standardized something...

..

roller locations
   70 mm stud
   90 mm stud
   100 mm stud

..

studs
   70 mm roller locations
   90 mm roller locations
   100 mm roller locations
   aluminum
   copper
   steel


Ed DeRosier
Anritsu Technical Publications

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[Niels Bohr]

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