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Re: tags in tables/building blocs for letters

| 1. The  titles in the toc in my document are not generated in order. The
| first Heading 2 in the chapter toc appears before the heading one (the
| chapter title). It looks like this:
| Heading 2
| Chapter 1: blah blah
| Heading 2
| Heading 2
| The style for heading one in this document is in a table row. Could this be
| causing the problem?

YES.  The table is processed AFTER the content of the regular text flow for
the page. So, if the Heading 1 (chapter title) is in a table and on the same 
page is the first Heading 2, you would get the ordering you describe.

| 2.I am trying to format a TOC that has chapter numbers and letters (chapter
| 1, appendix A). I am using the building block <$paranumonly> in the
| reference page of the TOC so that the numbers will be included in the
| chapter  titles automatically. Is there a building block I can use for
| letters, so that, it will generate titles like Appendix A automatically?

Assuming that you are using FM's autonumbering system to generate both the
words "Chapter" or "Appendix" (fixed text entries in the numbering dialog)
and the number/letter that follows, you can use the <$paranum> building
block, which will pull out both the words and generated values. 

A "paranum" is NOT only numbers, but anything created by FrameMaker's
autonumbering feature, including fixed text, embedded punctuation (e.g.,
dashes or periods).

A "paranumonly" is very similar, but excludes prefix or suffix text, such
that it only includes data from the first building block to the last
building block; embedded puctuation will be displayed.

For example, if you have a second level heading with the autonumbering

	Heading <n>.<n>.<a+>.

The $paranum construct will show something like:  Heading 2.3.b.
but the $paranumonly construct would show only:   2.3.b

- Lester
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