Don't hate FrameMaker! It's such a simple fix:
- Open your Table of Contents file.
- Choose View > Text Symbols to turn on the non-printing characters (if they aren't on already).
- Choose View > Reference Pages.
- Tap PgDn on your keyboard until you reach the TOC Reference Page, which looks something like this:
- Take a close look at the text. What do you see between each <$paratext> and <$pagenum> building block? It's a space!
- Delete the space after each <$paratext> and replace it with a tab character. In this image below, I've already set a right-aligned tab stop with leader dots, so adding the tabs scoots them over immediately. You will have to add the tab stop before your page numbers move to the right:
- Choose View > Body Pages.
Reference Page changes to generated documents don't take effect until you update your book. Once updated, you'll be happy to discover that you will never need to add those tabs manually again.
Say it with me: "I love FrameMaker, I love FrameMaker!"
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About the author: Barbara Binder is the president and founder of Rocky Mountain Training. Barbara has been a trainer for nearly two decades and has been recognized by Adobe as one of the top trainers world-wide.