Multiple variables in a TOC
While having headlines with zwo or more variables in the document, the TOC will be horrible wrong - it looks like a variable-puzzle.
This mistake destroys any dream of creating efficiently catalogues and users are forced to use any kind of dirty-trick or handle on very expensive way a "handmade-process".
This Bug is known since CS5.x.
So please: Repair this Bug - now!
The fix for this issue is now available in the beta builds of InDesign. You can download the latest beta build from Download section of InDesign Prerelease portal.
1. Go to adobeprerelease.com
2. Log in with your Adobe Id.
3. Once logged in, search for “InDesign CC Prerelease” program in the list.
4. Click on the program to join the same.
5. You can now download the build (18.104.22.1687) from “Builds and Plugins” section on the page.
6. The steps for installing the build can be found in the release notes
Kate Basart commented
Hi. I just tested the beta build with the file I was having trouble with. In the previous version, when the TOC was generated, there were all sorts of issues due to the text variables. It has certainly been improved, but not yet fixed. Most of the variables came in ok, however there were still a couple of times when the page number was repeated in an odd place (you can see one example of this in the "after" screen shot--page on the right). Also, and I am sure this is a text variable issue because when I turn the variables to text, the issue disappears, when I attempt to export the file as a fixed epub, it repeatedly crashes InDesign. (Even after saving as an IDML).
Thanks for working on this! It would be really helpful to not have to use so many workarounds.
I've seen this bug written about for ten years now in various forums. Please fix it. Thanks.
Petru Strimbeanu commented
Well, same bun encountered by me, never thought this can happen.
Please fix variables in the TOC.
Toshchak Pёs commented
YES! This needs to be fixed!