Re: Word7 question: leading dots in TOC

Subject: Re: Word7 question: leading dots in TOC
From: STEVEN HOLLANDER <HOLLAND -at- CVAX -dot- IPFW -dot- INDIANA -dot- EDU>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 1997 15:57:54 -0500

My own preference in TOCs is to put the page numbers in the LEFT column:

1 Section 1
3 Subsection
5 Subsection
8 Section 2
10 Subsection
13 Subsection

Etc. The first column is of essentially fixed length, and no leader dots are
needed. Also, if headings in the TOC wrap to a second line, setting a
hanging indent automagically takes care of the wrapping, whereas page
numbers on the right create problems.

PageMaker's automatic TOCing facility allows users to precede headings with
page numbers; in other packages I've seen, running a macro will move the
page numbers to the start of the paragraph.

Steve Hollander
English Department
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
holland -at- cvax -dot- ipfw -dot- indiana -dot- edu

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