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Adobe Framemaker/FM 10 - Genegerated TOC in wrong Order



I am using Structured FM 10. I've got a file organised in chapters, titles, subtitles etc. When I generate a TOC for my file, all the titles which are on the same page are organised randomly, which gives something like the following :

1.1 -    Introduction    3
1.2 -    Lexique    3
1.2.1 -    Ressource    3
1 -    Présentation    3
1.2.2 -    Vacation    4
1.2.3 -    Plage Horaire    4

Any help would be greatly  appreciated. Thanks a lot !

Guillaume - Without seeing your files - the only thing I can think of is your paragraph numbered 1 - has a different Autonumbering setup than the other items. Your setup should look something like the following:
Item          Frame AutoNumbering Style
1 General          <n+>.\t
 1.1 Aircraft, Powerplant      <n>.<n+>\t
     1.1.1  Maintenance        <n>.<n>.<n+>\t

If you want you can send me a copy of the chapter in your example and also your table of contents.
Please send them as a Frame 7 or mif file as I do not have Frame 10.

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Regards, Wayne  

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Basic set-up of books, master pages, generation of List of Effective pages (LEP), Indexing, auto-numbering. Various ways to import graphics, including advantages and disadvantages of importing into a text frame or importing into a "blank" page. Using a "book" to generate PDF files, with hyperlinking. Customization of function keys, currently setup for Frame 7.0 i.e. change F1 to turn "Change bar" On and Off, F2 to "Cut" a selection, F3 to copy, F4 to Paste, F6 to set line to "TOP OF PAGE" and Shift F6 to start line "anywhere" these can be easily your current config files and if you do not like them - old config files can be restored. I have no expertise in Structured Framemaker, (i.e. XML or SGML).


10 years working with Framemaker, all version through Version 7.0
Primarily writing to Aviation ATA spec 100. Currently responsible for maintaining all company published maintenance documents in Framemaker and PDF and making them accessible through the company intranet.

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