<div><div>Thanks so much for the help! Pleas 1, 2, 5, and 6 are completely solved. (In particular, Mojca, the fix for accents is fantastic!) I wasn&#39;t able to get \Frowny to work any better with the advice provided, but I found that when I scaled it down, it stopped knocking the text off the grid, and I have a hard time telling the difference in size between the old and new.</div>

<div><br></div><div>% New (works) :</div><div>\useexternalfigure[frowny][Frowny][factor=7,type=pdf]</div><div>\def\Frowny{\hbox{\externalfigure[frowny]}}</div><div>\useexternalfigure[smiley][Smiley][factor=7,type=pdf]</div>

<div>\def\Smiley{\hbox{\externalfigure[smiley]}}</div><div>\useexternalfigure[slashy][Slashy][factor=7,type=pdf]</div><div>\def\Slashy{\hbox{\externalfigure[slashy]}}</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>

I&#39;m currently working on the Table of Contents formatting. I&#39;m trying to format it as follows:</div><div><br></div><div>\starttable[|r|c|l|]</div><div>subjectName<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">        </span>·<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">        </span>pageNumber\MR</div>

<div>subjectName<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">        </span>·<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">        </span>pageNumber\MR</div><div>...etc...</div><div>\stoptable % Of course, where I don&#39;t actually input it subject by subject like this.</div>

<div><br></div><div>Ideally, I&#39;d like to be able to position the table on the page by deciding where the center line of single dots is (eg a setup where the dots are in the very center of the page layout or another setup where they are two-thirds of the textblock/pagelayout size (I&#39;m not sure what the correct term is here) to the right).</div>

<div><br></div><div>I&#39;ve tried a number of different ways to set this up. This is the only thing close to what I want that I can get to work, but of course, it doesn&#39;t have the dots aligned:</div><div><br></div><div>

\def\ListCommand#1#2#3%</div><div>{</div><div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">        </span>\starttabulate[|r|c|l|]</div><div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">        </span>\NC #2\NC ·\NC #3</div>

<div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">        </span>\stoptabulate</div><div>}</div><div><br></div><div>\def\TableOfContents</div><div>{</div><div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">                </span>\placelist[section]</div>

<div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">                </span>[criterium={chapter,subject}, alternative=command,</div><div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">                </span>command=\ListCommand]</div><div>

}</div><div><br></div><div>Here&#39;s an example of what I tried to do but which doesn&#39;t work:</div><div><br></div><div>\def\ListCommandOne#1#2#3%</div><div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">        </span>{#2\NC}</div>

<div>\def\ListCommandTwo#1#2#3%</div><div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">        </span>{·\NC}</div><div>\def\ListCommandThree#1#2#3%</div><div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">        </span>{#3\NC}</div>

<div><br></div><div>\def\TableOfContents</div><div>{</div><div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">                </span>\starttabulate[|l|l|l|]</div><div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">                </span>\NC</div>

<div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">                </span>\placelist[section]</div><div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">                </span>[criterium={chapter,subject}, alternative=command,</div><div>
<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">                </span>command=\ListCommandOne]</div>
<div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">                </span>\NC</div><div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">                </span>\placelist[section]</div><div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">                </span>[criterium={chapter,subject}, alternative=command,</div>

<div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">                </span>command=\ListCommandTwo]</div><div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">                </span>\NC</div><div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">                </span>\placelist[section]</div>

<div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">                </span>[criterium={chapter,subject}, alternative=command,</div><div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">                </span>command=\ListCommandThree]</div>

<div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">                </span>\stoptabulate</div><div>}</div><div><br></div><div>Obviously that attempt—aside from not working—is incredibly un-elegant and could quickly screw things up with misaligned names and page numbers. Here is another attempt:</div>

<div><br></div><div>\def\ListCommand#1#2#3{#2<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">        </span>·<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">        </span>#3\MR}</div><div><br></div><div>\def\TableOfContents</div>

<div>{</div><div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">        </span>\starttable[|r|c|l|]</div><div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">        </span>\placelist[section]</div><div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">        </span>[criterium={chapter,subject}, alternative=command,</div>

<div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">        </span>command=\ListCommand]</div><div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">        </span>\stoptable</div><div>}</div><div><br></div><div>I think part of my problem is that I really don&#39;t understand what placelist {\em is} or what it is doing. Is this something that would be clearer only if I knew more about plain Tex?</div>

<div><br></div><div>Note: I&#39;m putting \TableOfContents in the frontmatter.</div><div><br></div></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>Scott</div><br>-----<br>This is a work of fiction.  Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the writer&#39;s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, businesses, companies, events, or locales is entirely coïncidental.<br>