My experience is that generally the most foolproof approach is to copy
an existing TOC - or tem[late of same  (or LOF or LOT or Index etc) into
the book folder where you are creating the new one. Then when you update
the book, it will write into that file, replacing the old content (if
present) with the new stuff.

Regards,
Micheal O'Laoghaire
BSS Line of Product Documentation
Comverse Inc.
Cambridge, MA.
Tel: (617) 273-5414

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From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com
[mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Deirdre
Reagan
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2008 11:16 AM
To: Mike Feimster
Cc: Framer's List
Subject: Re: TOC

Hi Mike:

I did delete the TOC but it kept pulling from the title page.  And
oddly enough, it appears to be pulling from an OLD title page -- there
was a draft graphic on the second page that I removed 5 or 6
iterations ago.

When I imported formats from a different file, the master pages
changed, but the body pages didn't.  The title page had five text
boxes, and the file I imported from only had one text box.  While the
background info changed (driven by the master page), the five text
boxes remained.

But the template's been wonky all morning -- I ran it once and got
missing cross-references errors, but when I ran it a second time, all
was good.

I think Darren hit the nail on the head with his questions - -there
was an underscore in the book name (but not between the book name and
the TOC).  I've since renamed the TOC to simply "TOC."

I've run the book several times now and all is good.  Phew.

Until Monday, may your homes be paid for and your pension funds grow,

Deirdre



On 10/3/08, Mike Feimster <mike.feimster at acstechnologies.com> wrote:
> Deidre,
>
> When you moved the title page, did you delete the autoTOC? When you
> first create a toc, the formats are taken from the first file in the
> book (as you discovered). Once the toc has been created, the formats
are
> taken from itself. In your case, since it already had the formats from
> the title page, it continued to use them.
>
> As to why the elements on the master page changed but not the body
page,
> are you talking about paragraph styles? You probably did not have the
> specific toc styles in your regular .fm files, so while all the other
> para styles were changed, the toc styles were not.
>
> Mike
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com
> [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Deirdre
> Reagan
> Sent: Friday, October 03, 2008 10:23 AM
> To: Art Campbell
> Cc: Framer's List
> Subject: Re: TOC
>
> Thank you so much Art!  I've been going through by hand, trying one
> thing after another, and about 30 seconds ago, I thought, hum, why
don't
> I try importing formats from one of my working TOCs?
>
> LOL
>
> Any insight into why the autoTOC was picking up the title page, even
> after I moved it out of first position?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Deirdre
>
> On 10/3/08, Art Campbell <art.campbell at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The easiest way to fix it would be to import formats from one of
your
> > working TOCs...
> >
> >
> > Art Campbell
> >
> > art.campbell at gmail.com
> >  "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52
Vincent
>
> > and a redheaded grl." -- Richard Thompson
> >                                                      No disclaimers
> apply.
> >                                                               DoD
358
> >
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 10:11 AM, Deirdre Reagan
> > <deirdre.reagan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi all!
> > >
> > > FM 8.0, Windows XP.
> > >
> > > I'm generating an auto TOC, and it keeps using the format from my
> > > title page, which is different than the format for the rest of the
> > > book.
> > >
> > > The title page was the first file in the book, so I moved it down,
> > > but the autoTOC still picked it up.
> > >
> > > I imported formats from one of the other files, but it didn't
change
>
> > > the format completely.  While the elements on the master page
> > > changed, the elements on the body page didn't.
> > >
> > > Does anyone know how to affect which file the autoTOC uses as a
> template?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Deirdre
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