I’m having the same trouble. I have a character style applied as a nested style to the first three characters of a paragraph style. I have set up running headers to show the first and last occurances of this character style on the page. It all work fine if the text is continuous in a single text frame, but when it sits in anchored objects both variables display the last occurances.
I’m using CS4 (6.0.6) on a PC. In an earlier step of the project the main text was running continuously in a single text frame, but there were other anchored frames. I accidentally applied my character style to the contents of these anchored frames, but it didn’t affect my running heads. When my client opened it in CS5 on his Mac, however, the running heads displayed this text. This makes me wonder if this issue has been resolved in CS5.
Anyone able to offer any insights?
You can check my file at http://grahamvdr.com/public/docs/Directory4.indd
@Graham – After fiddling with anchored text frames and two different running header variables, after more than three hours yesterday, I finally gave up on that issue…
I have to use InDesign CS5 for that project due to my customer.
(German InDesign CS5 7.0.4 on German OSX 10.6.8)
To complicate things, I discovered that in some instances copy/paste anchored text frames with text variables will never be updated. Regradless what you do. Even not after save/re-open the document. AND EVEN NOT after exporting to IDML and open that again as a fresh file…
I'll stick to a script I'm going to write for my special case…
A little frustrated,
Thanks for your feedback, Uwe. I also had no joy from copy/pasting, exporting to INDX / IDML etc.
I checked the document on my client’s Mac today (CS5) and all seems to be working fine there. I would assume that means that the issue has been resolved in CS5, but you say you’re using it and having great trouble? Strange.
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