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Re: formatting page numbers in TOCs and IXs

I'm not sure I understand your question thoroughly, but we now put text like
that in the master page for the chapter. The master page has an entry such as
Index-# (# being the variable for current page number).

Jo Baer
Senior Technical Writer
TCF National Bank
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The mome rath isn't born that could outgrabe me.
                       Nicol Williamson

Walter Gallant wrote:

> Using FrameMaker 6.0 on Windows 2000. Recently upgraded from FrameMaker 5.5.
> I want to control the format of page numbers generated in the TOC and IX
> files.
> In 5.5 I did this when I set up the generated files in the book file. It was
> simple and it invariably worked. I could specify a prefix (1- , 2- , etc.;
> A- , B- , etc.; I- [for IX] ), OR I could choose not to specify a prefix. If
> I did not specify a prefix, page numbers generated from the TOC and Preface,
> which use continuous Roman numerals (iii, iv, etc.), were generated
> correctly, without a prefix.
> In 6.0 I control the format of generated page numbers using the Numbering
> Properties dialog box. Can it really be the case that the only way I can get
> the page number formats I want is to set the Chapter property to Text and
> use the <$chapnum> variable to display whatever text I've typed (as well as
> text I have NOT typed, i.e. I've left an empty box for Preface numbers that
> don't want a prefix) in the Chapter box?
> This smells unpleasantly like MS Weird to me! Too much "autothinking".
> Can anyone tell me what I've missed?
> Walter Gallant
> Principal Technical Writer
> Vality Technology Incorporated
> 617 338-0357
> wgallant@vality.com

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