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Adobe FrameMaker: Removing Bold Page Numbers in a Table of Contents

by Barb Binder

I like mixing bold headings in my table of contents with regular weight text, but I don’t like the bold leaders and page numbers that go with it:
Adobe FrameMaker: Bold Page Numbers & Leader Dots in a Table of Contents

I just think it looks awkward. My preference is to leave all of the generated paragraph formats in regular weight, and then use a character style to bold just the heading. Here’s how:

  1. In your table of contents (TOC), use the Paragraph Designer to set up the initial formatting for your text. Leave everything as regular weight.
  2. Create a character format to set the weight to bold. I called mine “Bold”.
    Adobe FrameMaker: Bold Page Numbers & Leader Dots in a Table of Contents
  3. Choose View > Reference pages and turn to the TOC Reference Page.
    Adobe FrameMaker: Building blocks on the Reference Pages
  4. Select the <$paratext> building block for the paragraph formats you would like to bold, and apply the Bold format from the Character Catalog.Adobe FrameMaker: Apply "Bold" to the <$paratext> building block.
  5. Save your work and return to the Body pages.
  6. Update the TOC to see the change applied.
    Adobe FrameMaker: Selective Bolding in the Table of Contents

 

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