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The indentation you are showing here is not something you should be trying to do directly in XMetaL.  The page you've shown from your Table of Contents should be automatically produced by the transformations (XSLT) that generate your output.  These transformations are not (strictly speaking) part of XMetaL, but part of the DITA Open Toolkit.

XMetaL does include the DITA OT and give you easy access to it — that's what is happening when you do “Generate Output” and select your output type — but you have probably noticed that the Table of Contents in your output, by default, looks VERY different from what you want.

As has been suggested in [url=http://forums.xmetal.com/index.php?topic=50.0]http://forums.xmetal.com/index.php?topic=50.0[/url], making modifications to the DITA OT is one of the most difficult things you will need to do in this new XML universe.  You will need much more help than we can hope to give you on this forum.  I urge you to look for additional resources, including outside consultants (available from JustSystems and many other companies) to help you with your needs.