I'm having that infamous issue of InDesign generating a TOC with a peculiar order and not matching the top to bottom flow of the titles on each page.
I'm aware it scans top-left to bottom-right and some of my titles are further right than ones below it, causing InDesign to regard them as coming first.
Is there a way to force top-to-bottom scanning only and ignore left-to-right? My level 2 headings are further right than my level 3 and are often placed in the TOC in the 'wrong' order. It's due to a graphical style I need to keep and can't think of an elegant workaround?
My TOC is in the style of:
Chapter Title --> Instruction Number ----> Place Name (Sub Title)
The Place Name/Sub Title is a text frame that runs the width of the page and centres the text. The instruction number is text inside a circular frame where the frame is centred as running it to the page edges distorts the circle. These titles are in separate frames. See below, with frame of instruction number highlighted and Place Name/Sub Title shown below it: