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In a document I'm working on, the chapter heading consists of a number and a title. The number is placed in a separate, linked text frame. Number and title are within the same paragraph.

In the table of contents this results in two entries, the first including the number, the second without.

Deleting the text frame containing only the number – which moves the number into the main text frame – results in only one entry in the TOC.

 

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On 5/29/2020 at 6:55 AM, RM f/g said:

In a document I'm working on, the chapter heading consists of a number and a title. The number is placed in a separate, linked text frame. Number and title are within the same paragraph.

In the table of contents this results in two entries, the first including the number, the second without.

Deleting the text frame containing only the number – which moves the number into the main text frame – results in only one entry in the TOC.

As you are going to the trouble of making a separate frame why not include in it the title as well as the number?

Or, more prosaically, what happens if you make it like so with Text Flow instead of Text Frames.

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51 minutes ago, Old Bruce said:

As you are going to the trouble of making a separate frame why not include in it the title as well as the number?

Yes, that would be the anwer! Just store the complete heading in one text frame.

 

53 minutes ago, Old Bruce said:

Or, more prosaically, what happens if you make it like so with Text Flow instead of Text Frames.

That is not going to work as I have started a new texts flow with each chapter.

Thanks for your help. Much appreciated.

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1 hour ago, RM f/g said:

That is not going to work as I have started a new texts flow with each chapter.

Obviously, once you point it out to me, but I should have figured it out from the screen shot. Also obvious was my lack of coffee.


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Hi @RM f/g,

Did you use soft returns to flow the text from one text frame to the other? If so, that's why. We are aware of this issue. Can you attach your project file so we can have a look anyways?

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6 hours ago, RM f/g said:

Hi Gabe

No returns used, only a regular space.

Your text frame for the 1 is too small to hold it.


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Do you mean it doesn't fit? It fits here, but only just at closer inspection. Have made the frame higher.

Still a work in progress.

 

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15 hours ago, Old Bruce said:

Your text frame for the 1 is too small to hold it.

You probably don't have the font. Mine does not fit either without the font. 

@RM f/g

It's still the same issue as I described. If your paragraph falls in between 2 frames, it seems to add 2 entries. Soft returns or no returns, they both fall in the same category. Try a hard return and that should work fine :)

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A hard return? Between the number and the text?

But that would result in two entries in the toc, wouldn't it? First line with only the number, second line with only the text, as we then have two paragraphs.

Or do I misunderstand?

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You can probably work around the issue by changing the paragraph style. but that's probably too much work that needs doing to work around this bug. Perhaps the easiest way at the moment is to manually delete the extra lines in the TOC. 

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