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Old 11-30-2021, 07:33 AM
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Dear all, I have a huge file with huge indexes, generated by XE/INDEX fields. In two places (among several thousands) I see such signs. What does it mean? There is nothing special on the referred pages and I have no idea how to get rid of them. Do you have any advises? Thanks a lot in advance.


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I haven't seen this before. I see you have a few bold entries so there could be extra field code settings applied in your document.

If you examine the xe field code on that page is there anything special about it? Does it have extra switches? Is it spanning a page break?
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I have a lot of bold entries done with XE \b switch. The one, which results in < sign has no switches. There is really nothing special with XE field there.
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I don't know that I can diagnose the issue without being able to see a sample file with the problem.

If there are other instances, is there any attribute that might link them together. There seems to be a massive number of instances in that item. Does this symbol occur in items with less hits? Is the XE field situated in a regular paragraph? Are there content controls or tracked revisions in your document?
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No tracked revisions. There are only two occurrences of this symbol. Both are in cases of rich index entries. No modifiers. No occurrences of the same entry on the neighboring pages... This is just ordinary XE... I have no clue...
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Wow!!! I just figured out that in addition Index is completely wrong. All page numbers has +2 addition. If XE is on page 5 then in Index I see 7. What is this?! Does anyone meets something like this???
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Wow!!! I just figured out that in addition Index is completely wrong. All page numbers has +2 addition. If XE is on page 5 then in Index I see 7. What is this?! Does anyone meets something like this???
This depends on how your page numbering is set up. The Index should reflect the "formatted page number."

If you press Alt+F9, what do you see where your page numbers are on the page? Is it a formula?
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Yes, I see {PAGE}
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If you take a copy of the target paragraph and the index into a new document and refresh the Index - does it still include the symbol?
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No, it does not. And page number is correct, without +2.
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See if you can shrink down a copy of your document to post here. It should have problem index entries and the Index field as well as have your page numbering.
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Also, do you have both the page number and the formatted page number showing in your Status bar? Do the numbers agree? If not, which one is showing in your Index?
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See if you can shrink down a copy of your document to post here.

The fact is that as soon as I shrink the file from 1000 pages to 10, the problem dissapears.



Status bar shows the same as on pages. Index shows +2.
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If you retain the existing content but remove some of the earlier XE entries to this particular instance and refresh the Index, does the symbol remain on the same page number entry?

On the page number offset issue, is this apparent right from an XE field on page 1 or does the offset start later in the document?
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Status bar shows the same as on pages. Index shows +2.
Are you showing both the formatted page number and the page number?
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