If the numbering is the same as the image number then you could make a paragraph style and anchor the Image inside a paragraph that has numbering enabled in the style.
And you could automate the layouts using Data Merge
Thanks Eugene, but Im not so sure how anchoring the image to a paragraph would help me?
as an example of 1 page, a 4 image page - I have an image in the top right quarter of the page, then 3 other images in the other quaters of the page. then down in the very bottom right, i have pannel wich gives the number of each image.
Then i have 8 other page layouts - some with a large image top half of page, 2 small images bottom half of page, then bottom right, a small pannel with 3 numbers in it.
'And you could automate the layouts using Data Merge'
- was thinking about this too, but isnt that only usefull if each page has the same layout?
Im dealing with 9 differnt layouts.
If i undersand merging correctly (and I dont really) would i need to creat 9 differnt layouts, then go through by hand, copy + pasting pages from each 9 documents into 1 master document?
Thanks again, keen to hear more thoughts!
Why don't you try it on a small sample for yourself with 2 or different layouts.
It should work fine.
I don't understand your numbering issue though. Can you elaborate or show screenshot samples of what you are trying to achieve?
Thanks Eugene, Im still confuced about where to start.
Here is a diagram i made of what i have to do on over 1000 pages, with 9 varieing layouts:
This represents 4 of the 9 different layout pages. So we have images in the black, which have file names as numbers. in the blue box we have the names of the images which are the numbers given to the image files.
Any sugestions on ways i can speed this up?
Thanks again for any ideas!
Are the layouts in sequence or random?
Random, but we can pre-determin when they will occor, its a bit of working out, but can do.
Any ideas for some time saving?
Does anyone have any other suggestions of other places online that i could pose this question perhaps?