Thank you all so much: Art, Stuart, and Fred too.    I cannot tell you how many 
hours you have saved me. The problem was "designing" an A5 template and 
"adding" a master page called FirstPage.   It never occurred to me about the 
"flow" in the text frame on the master page (FirstPage) that contains the 
chapter name and number.  As always, you guys are great.

Diana


-----Original Message-----
From: Art Campbell [mailto:art.campb...@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 12:07 PM
To: Stuart Rogers
Cc: Rubin, Diana; framers at lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Re: Table of Contents Puts Entries in Wrong Order

I think Stuart's diagnosis is spot on.

Taking it a step further, you can check for multiple flows by going to
the Master Page that you use to open the chapter, selecting the text
container(s) and right-clicking, then selecting properties.

If the containers are both A, then it's likely someone modified the
master page at some point by adding a second container for the chapter
title... adding a second container would place it after the existing
container in the search order, as Stuart points out. If this is the
case, you can break the connection between containers, and then reform
it in the correct order.

And if the second container is in a flow other than A, you can
re-assign it to A and set the connection correctly.

Art

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On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 11:55 AM, Stuart
Rogers<srogers at phoenix-geophysics.com> wrote:
> Rubin, Diana wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>>
>>
>> I'm experiencing some very weird Table of Contents behavior in a book
>> I am writing.   I'm using FrameMaker 7.0 (unstructured), p579,
>> Windows XP Pro., SP3.
>>
>>
>>
>> I created a book using A5-sized pages.  Each chapter contains a
>> chapter title and various heads.    When I generate the TOC, it lists
>> the chapter contents above the chapter title, instead of below it.
>>
>>
>>
>> For example, this is the TOC ordering I would expect:
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> 1 Overview
>>
>>
>>
>> 1.1    Introduction
>>
>> 1.2    Configurations
>>
>> 1.2.1  Options
>>
>>
>>
>> 2 Getting Started
>>
>>
>>
>> 2.1    Introduction
>>
>> 2.2    Unpacking
>>
>> 2.2.1  Setting Up
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Instead, when I generate a TOC,  I get:
>>
>>
>>
>> 1.1    Introduction
>>
>> 1.2    Configurations
>>
>> 1.2.1  Options
>>
>>
>>
>> 1 Overview
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> 2.1    Introduction
>>
>> 2.2    Unpacking
>>
>> 2.2.1  Setting Up
>>
>>
>>
>> 2 Getting Started
>>
>>
>>
>> I do not understand why FrameMaker puts the chapter title subordinate
>> to the contents. The reference pages for the TOC file look correct
>> and the Reference page tags appear fine: ChaptTitleTOC, 1headTOC,
>> 2headTOC, etc.   The only thing different about this book is that I
>> used A5-sized pages.  I tried not using numbered heads in the
>> chapters, and the same thing happens.
>>
>>
>>
>> Can anyone explain this odd TOC behavior or suggest something that I
>> might be overlooking?
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks so much for your help.
>>
>>
>>
>> Diana
>>
>>
>
> FM collects paragraphs into the TOC in the order it encounters them in
> the content files, starting with everything in the first flow followed
> by everything in the next flow, if more than one flow exists.
>
> It sounds like your content pages have the chapter title paragraphs in a
> second flow; the solution would be to put them in the first flow.
>
> (Or possibly, the chapter title is in its own text frame that is somehow
> connected to the last frame of the chapter instead of to the frame that
> follows it on the page... this is highly unlikely, though.)
>
> HTH,
>
> --
> Stuart Rogers
> Technical Communicator
> Phoenix Geophysics Limited
> Toronto, ON, Canada
> +1 (416) 491-7340 x 325
>
> srogers phoenix-geophysics com
>
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>  Others must fail."
>
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