Leader in TOC set-up

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  • #122268

    Rich Harvey
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    “Between entry and number” … I have ^y for the right indent. But how to get the leader (dots?) in there as well?

  • #122269

    Rich Harvey
    Member

    That’s using InDesign’s “Table of Contents” feature, which may be more trouble than it’s worth …

    • #122271

      Tim Murray
      Member

      Rich, if you look at the dialog logically, it works fine.

  • #122270

    Tim Murray
    Member

    Don’t use ^y. Instead, put a right-tab with a dot leader where you want it … usually at the right margin … then use a ^t (regular tab) for the “between” setting.

  • #122272

    Rich Harvey
    Member

    Unfortunately … this book project has 100 chapters … and if I make a correction, I may have to go back and fix all of these. Well, I stick with the tried and true method you mention. Thanks!

    • #122307

      Tim Murray
      Member

      I admit when I did my first automatic TOC it took some experimenting, but when I got it, it works very well. The theory behind it — a right tab marker with dot leader at the right edge of the page or column and a plain tab character (^t) at the end of the TOC’s text — is exactly like every other DTP app out there ever since there was such a thing as DTP.

  • #122289

    David Blatner
    Keymaster

    The right indent tab picks up the leader from the previous tab stop. Just change the paragraph style to add a tab stop with a leader. See:

    Tab Leaders (Part 6): Tips and Tricks

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