I'd like to create a list of figures but I have trouble with the order of the list:
I create the list like a table of contents, consisting of the captions below the pictures. So when I have caption saying: "picture1: Blablabla." I will have exactly the same text in the list of figures.
Now I have my pictures numbered in lines, but InDesign lists them in columns. So pictures on the left will be listed before pictures on the right even if they have a higher number in the list.
So that is what my list of figures looks like:
That is definitely not the right order! I'd like to have them listed in liness or listed by their number instead. I've tried it with alphabetical listing but it didn't work either, as Indesign wouldn't take the number of the picture (which is being created automatically) into account when creating the alphabetical order:
Any suggestions how to make this work?
That's the way ID picks up content for TOC. What happens if you change the order to Alphabetical? I think that might work since all the fugures appear to start with the same characters before the numbers.
Already tried this (see last picture in my initial post):
InDesign wouldn't sort it by the numbers but by the text after the numbers (which are created by the list settings of the paragraph style).
Abb. 5.2 AAAAAAAA
would come before
Abb. 1.1 ZZZZZZZZZ
I've tried this and it works. See https://www.dropbox.com/s/a0g5uy7r3nobgkw/test_nummerierung.indd
Edit: Just saw you got CS5. Here's an IDML: https://www.dropbox.com/s/g81gc320ky3ymww/test_nummerierung.idml
Seems like this is just a matter of style settings.
P.S. Witziger Nick. RainerZufall würde nicht so negativ klingen.
Thanks for your help!
But it doesn't solve anything
I'm trying to get theTOC of captions, that are in a different order than InDesign would expect, into the right order!
PS: Danke. Ich möchte mit dem Nick ja nichts verkaufen, da passt das schon
OK, but in my example I've placed the captions like you did in your images. Top to bottom, then left to right.
In the second case you can only get ID to do what you want by linking the caption frames.
Thanks for your effort!
Seems like the picture I posted was confusing, I actually wanted to show, what indesign does, not what I want to achieve!
I downloaded your template and that's exactly what I want to achieve! But I still have trouble reconstructing what you did:
How did you link the captions to the TOC?
The captions have a paragraph style which looks exactly like mine, also the paragraph style of the TOC doesn't look much different. So where does the difference hide?
EDIT: Kannst Du mir sagen, wie diese Verlinkung auf Deutsch heißt? Dann find ich's vielleicht auch von selbst