I know there is a variable for chapter number and figure number. Is there a variable for section number? I am in a situation with several chapters in one document - and I am not allowed to separate them into separate chapters or use the book panel. And they want the figures to increment by chapter and be picked up in the cross referencing.
So the logical solution to me is to use a section number variable instead of a chapter number variable in the paragraph style. Is there such a thing?
I asked about this issue at Photoshop World last week, but did not think to ask it this way. So I'm still hoping there might be a way.
There is a Section Marker special character, not a variable.
Would that special character work in a paragraph style to assign the section number, for example to figure 7-1 where 7 is the section number? If so, how would I insert the special character in the bullets and numbering section of a paragraph style? If I could do that, I may even be a hero to my client!
You define the content of the marker in the Numbering and Section options when you add a new section, then you can insert the special character into almost any text. Unfortunately I don't see a way to add it to a numbered list prefix.