Page numbers, leading periods in TOC?

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Page numbers, leading periods in TOC?

Post by soliphint » Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:12 pm

Could someone point me to a place that explains how to do page numbers, right aligned (with Titles left aligned) and leading periods between Titles and page numbers, in a TOC? I've checked the Tutorial for Beginners and searched the forum. Thank you.

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Re: Page numbers, leading periods in TOC?

Post by donb » Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:58 am

I will add this to the Tutorial!
1.Arrange your blank page the way you want for your TOC, place a reverse tab in the ruler at the far right. In the Margins & Tab palette select Lead: dot.
Select Tab Lead.jpg
2.Set this as your TOC paragraph style.]
Paragraph Style Window.jpg
3.In the Autotitles, click on the TOC button, make the text say what you want it to say (see image below), and choose TOC from Mellel's Paragraph Menu.
autotitle.jpg
4.Click OK.

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Re: Page numbers, leading periods in TOC?

Post by ozean » Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:19 am

donb wrote:place a reverse tab in the ruler at the far right
this is one of the trickiest parts – because if you set the reverse tab just a tiny bit to far to the right, things won’t work anymore.

A fix for this behaviour has been requested quite often, but the Redlers haven’t confirmed this as a bug as far as I know. I think it is a big annoyance, especially since I sometimes have to shift page margins and then I always have to readjust the reverse tabs…

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Re: Page numbers, leading periods in TOC?

Post by soliphint » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:09 pm

Thanks very much, Don. Very helpful.

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Re: Page numbers, leading periods in TOC?

Post by soliphint » Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:24 pm

One problem as I attempt to do this - the "Lead:" under Margins and Tabs is not live, so can't be selected.

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Re: Page numbers, leading periods in TOC?

Post by donb » Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:26 am

You must first click on the tab mark on the ruler and that will make the tabs lead section of the palette live.

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Re: Page numbers, leading periods in TOC?

Post by soliphint » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:07 pm

Thanks again. That did it.

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