Shell, Robert wrote: > Hi Framers: > I have FrameMaker 8.0p277 > > I love the ability of FM to generate dictionary style running heads, > but these only seem to work with index entries which also have discrete > subtopics i.e. the main index subject line is on its own in the generated > index file, followed by the indented sub-topics > > Thus, > > "Index entries > alphabetical.............page number > numbered...............page number > etc.........................page number" > > works fine and "Index entries" appears in the running head nicely, i.e. > alone. > using a paratag as a variable in the header. > > > > BUT if an index topic is solo, i.e. only one entry in the entire book e.g. > "Pakistan...................page number" > > what appears in the running header is > > "Pakistan...................page number" > > when all I want is, of course, "Pakistan" > > There is a mention in the FM help file but it stops just short of > explaining. >
It appears FM is doing what it was designed to do -- it picks up the entire text of the first paragraph on the page tagged with whatever tag is in your variable definition (Level1IX, probably). If the main entry is not associated with a marker that has no subentries, then the main entry will have no page number in the index, as in your first example. (If your "Index entries" main entry *had* come from a marker with no subentries, it would have appeared with the page number where the marker was located, and the result would be the same as your "Pakistan" example.) I'm sorry, I have no suggestions for a fix or a work-around... anyone else?? -- Stuart Rogers Technical Communicator Phoenix Geophysics Limited Toronto, ON, Canada +1 (416) 491-7340 x 325 srogers phoenix-geophysics com I'll stop saying Microsoft is arrogant when Windows stops saying "Welcome" and instead asks "May I?"