Pages '09 TOC broken - Master Thesis Deadline in 5 hours Crisis!!

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  1. Schweutsch macrumors newbie

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    Hello everybody! I have a very serious problem. I'm giving my master away for printing in about five hours and I still have loads of work to do and on top of it all Pages starts messing with me. :eek::eek::eek:

    The problem is that my automatically generated Table of Contents looses its format when I change the left document marginal (intend) to 3cm which I have according to the format rules at the university and I don't have a clue how to fix this. The page numbers which are supposed to be aligned to the right (titel page) are now in the line underneath the title of the chapter and everything just looks terrible.

    Please help!

    If I've understood this right there should be a pic of the toc (with some other stuff on it) attached to this post now.

    I really, really need this to work! like, right now.
     

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  2. Apollo21 macrumors member

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    I think someone could help you much better if you attach the table of contents as a Pages document.
     
  3. Schweutsch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I can't attach a pages document and I don't have the time to upload the pages toc somewhere else. But I think anyone would experience this problem if they would use the default styles for toc and just change the left intend to 3cm (or more).
     
  4. NXTMIKE macrumors 6502

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    you could use DropBox and upload the Pages toc within seconds and share them instantly by signing up here.
     
  5. Schweutsch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So, now here is a zip with an example of a pages document with the toc problem
     

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  7. kmaute macrumors 6502

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    I took a look at your page and I can't figure it out, that's a weird error to be sure. You might have to recreate the TOC page manually and insert it manually into your document. I'll keep playing around with it...
     
  8. Schweutsch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Kufford, I really hope that it'll work with the automatic TOC because I really don't have any time to recreate the table manually since I have about 85 pages of text to correct 'til I have to turn the thesis in, now it's about four and a half hours left. It's like the distance between the chapter title and the page number is fixed.

    Btw. perhaps it'd work if I would set a smaller marginal on the TOC-pages, does anyone know how I set different different outer indent for different sections?
     
  9. Schweutsch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Got It!!

    Yay, I got it! Now I can almost breathe again.

    What I did was that i went to the tab section under the text section in "granskaren" in swedish... the blue blob with the 'i' on it, and then I changed the tab stop which was huge to a smaller one. And it worked!

    My heart is singing right now.

    Now wish me luck for the master thesis!;)
     
  10. duky macrumors 6502

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    Best of luck!
     
  11. marivic45 macrumors newbie

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    Well, maybe the best thing you can do is to write your table of contents again containing the proper format so that you can now print your thesis. Good luck!
     
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