Renumbering leaf groups

During the course of updating the content, new material may be added into a leaf, resulting in new leaves with point page numbers. After many changes the point page numbering may become cumbersome and unsightly. If your document content is organised within one or more leaf groups, you can use the TopLeaf workstation to renumber individual groups. Renumbering can consolidate part of the document, replacing point pages by a normal sequence, making use of the unused numbers in the gaps either side.

The Renumber dialog is opened from the menu Commands » Renumber.

The Before Renumber pane shows the existing leaf and group structure where the yellow icons identify group start leaves. Note that the leaves are numbered with the same numbers that are displayed in the leaf navigation pane even if you are using different identifiers on the rendered pages.

Click on the icon for any leaf in the group you want to renumber. The icons for the leaves that make up this section are changed from white to grey to identify them and the current number of the starting leaf is written into the Target Folio text box. Alter this number to the new start number you wish to use.

Press Renumber >> to test the change — TopLeaf will provide an explanatory message if the chosen number is not valid, otherwise the new leaf structure that will apply will be shown in the After Renumber pane.

If the displayed result is acceptable, press Apply to make this change to your partition. TopLeaf will make the changes and automatically start a composition run. Otherwise press Cancel to exit without making any changes.

You can also force an automatic renumbering of a leaf group when the point page level exceeds a preferred maximum, as in the following example:

<leaf-settings max-pointlevels=”2” />