I am using custom text variables for product names etc in my ID CS4 documents since this kind of information frequently changes (at least in my company it does ). Whenever I add a cross reference that targets such a heading, the content of the text variable is not shown in the cross reference.
Text variable name: "ProductName BaseModule"
Text variable content: "XYZ Base Module"
Heading: "Installing the [ProductName BaseModule]"
Cross reference: "... see section 1.3.1, «Installing the»" (the xref is in italics).
This seems to be similar to the problem in the InDesign CS5 - Problem with text variables in table of contents discussion.
Has anybody else seen this behavior?
Thanks a bundle
I'm having the same issue--in the below example, my Text Variable of the Chapter Number type doesn't show up as it should in the pane with a "?". I know it's related to the text variable because I typed text and gave it the "Chapter - Number" style and it did show up in the "?" panel.
Does anyone know if there's a solution? Or is this just something InDesign can't do?