6 Replies Latest reply on Jul 8, 2013 1:12 PM by Peter Spier

    Active Layer Name as Text Variable/Live Caption?

    redlighthouse

      Hi all,

       

      I work for a company that uses heavily layered InDesign files to create variable brochures, with the appropriate layers activating for output as pdfs based on user information. Our clients often have difficulty discerning what layer they're looking at when we send them proofs for approval, and I'd like to find a way to have the names of active layer on any given page appear automatically in the slug, as though they are text variables or live captions.

       

      One rather inelegant solution I've come up with is creating a small uncolored picture to put onto each layer, with the layer name as that picture's file name, and link it for Live Captioning. This is a huge messy timesuck though, and I'd love to see if I can just dedicate a text variable to display the names of active layers on a page prior to output. Any help/info is very much appreciated.

       

      Thanks!