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Re: <$paranumonly[paratag]> in generated lists

To get prefixes to page numbers into generated TOCs, indexes, etc., you
must, in the book file, use the Set Up File command to enter the applicable
prefix number.

At 08:47 AM 1/9/99 +1100, Peter Abelard at Abelard Consulting Pty Ltd wrote:
>Hello Framers,
>I have a problem getting the <$paranumonly[paratag]> block to work in
>generated TOCs and indexes.
>Each document in the book I am assembling has a single paragraph tagged
>"Part" at the start of the document. This paragraph is autonumbered (and,
>although there is only one such paragraph per document, the number
>increments with each new document due to the "Continue" setting in my book
>file set-up). The page numbering in the footers on each Master page refers
>to this autonumbered paragraph thus:
>Page <$paranumonly[Part]>-<$pagenum>
>This gives the page numbering format I want: 1-1, 1-2, 1-3 etc in the first
>document; 2-1, 2-2, 2-3 etc in the second document and so on.
>The problems begin when I generate the TOC and index for the entire book.
>Because the page numbering starts from 1 in each document (1-1...2-1...3-1
>and so on), I need to distinguish one page one from each other page one. The
>Frame manual doesn't cover this scenario in the chapter on generated lists,
>but based on what is says in general about formatting generated lists, I
>assume that what I want is achievable by adding building blocks to the
>appropriate reference page. The only building block I can think of that
>might be useful here is the same one that works fine for page numbering in
>my footers: that is, placing "<$paranumonly[Part]>-" before "<$pagenum>" in
>each paragraph specification on the TOC reference page (and likewise on the
>IX reference page).
>But Frame seems to ignore the [paratag]part of the <$paranumonly[paratag]>
>block when it generates the TOC. What I get is *not* the autonumber of the
>previous paragraph tagged "Part", but the autonumber of the paragraph
>selected for inclusion in the TOC. Thus I get entries in the TOC of
>".....4.1-2" and "....4.2-5 as the page numbers of the paragraphs
>autonumbered 4.1 and 4.2 respectively when I should have got "1-2" and "1-5"
>(since, in this case, the paragraph tagged "Part" is autonumbered "1"). In a
>word: Frame is ignoring the number of the *specified* paragraph tag (which
>remains fixed in any one document) and uses instead the number of the
>paragraph it is inserting into the TOC (which varies from paragraph to
>paragraph in any one document).
>Can anyone help me sort this out?
>Peter Abelard
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