InDesign interchanged TOC levels

I have a really weird problem with my InDesign TOC – it interchanges the levels I preset in the Table of Contents menu.

The setup looks like that:
Included Paragraph Styles:
name – Level: 1, Page Number: No Page Number
h1 – Level: 2, Page Number: After Entry

When I create the TOC it changes interchanges the Levels like so:
h1 #

Does anyone know how to fix this problem?
Thanks in advance.


I guess you don’t need this reply anymore, but the TOC follows the order of your stories, so there is one thing that you can do, and it’s:
– create a text box and write the name of the author
– create a threaded text box and write the title of the book
– place the text-box with the title before the name of the author

example of the threaded text box

P.S: The level option is helpful only when you order your entries in alphabetical order (InDesign order the entries always within their level).

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