This seems like it should be such a simple thing to do so I must be missing something basic. The help topics I've found discuss a book which has individual documents for the chapters. My book file, which I'll be exporting to EPUB using ID CS6, has two stories -- front matter as one story, the chapters combined as another. The captions are in-line text in the chapters story. I want Chapter 1 figures to be numbered 1-1, 1-2 and Chapter 5 figures to be numbered 5-1, 5-2. Etc. Instead I get 1-1 through 1-40 regardless of what chapter the figures are in.
The chapters are set up as a Chapter-Title paragraph style using a List Number style called ChapterNumbers set up as ^# - "My text". The chapters show up correctly as numbered 1 thru 8.
The captions are in-line text set up as a Caption paragraph style that uses a List Number style called FigureNumbers set up as Figure ^H -^#. "My caption text". The H gives me a 1 no matter what chapter I'm in, but I've replaced the H with # and with 1, changed level numbers for the paragraph styles from 1 to 2, checked and unchecked the Restart numbering for both styles, etc. I can either get 1-18 or 18-18 as a figure number.
I'm thinking the problem lies with ID not knowing what chapter a figure is in. If this is the case, how do I tie my Chapter-Title paragraph together with that ^H Chapter Number attribute selection? I will add that I actually broke all these into separate chapters and did a book of documents, synced, etc., and still had this problem, so I went back to the single document since I prefer working with small books that way.
Message was edited by: stephiesmith It occurs to me that I may have to break up the single story into separate stories? Still in one document but each chapter in its own text frame?
right click in the first figure text box of each chapter and choose "restart numbering"