Is it possible to give images an automatic number based on their position in a document.
For example: I have 3 images A, B and C. I place them in order A = 1, B = 2 and C = 3.
Then I change my mind and I move image B to the front.
I want the numbers to change so that B=1, A=2 and C=3, but this doesn't happen.
I have the same problem if I insert an image D between A and B. I want the numbers to change to A=1, D=2,B=3 and C=4, but the number of the new image just becomes 4.
I can't find a solution for this problem. Can anyone help me out?
A paragraph style with the Numbering option turned on and this applied to the Figure text would be as close as you can get to a solution. It is not quite as thorough as FrameMaker in this regard, but it isn't bad for general document construction. Once you get into the hundreds and thousands of pages of illustrated figures, this becomes a lot of time and human management.
I suspect, too, that you'll need to thread the caption frames and use cut/paste to rearrange them in order to get the numbers to reset, but I don't do a lot of list work.
They can be both threaded frames, or also separate frames, depending on how you design the paragraph style.