It is the year 2014, and a bad program like MS Word do have a function for Line numbering. From what i can see, there is no function for line numbering in InDesign, but there is in FrameMaker: Line numbers in FrameMaker | New in FrameMaker 11: XML Authoring Features | Adobe TV
I know about this free script: http://indesignsecrets.com/quickly-add-line-numbers-with-this-free-script.php
But that script is quite useless, thb. It does not continue throughout the pages of the document, instead, it restarts at 1 at every new page, and you need to add the lines manually to all pages.
Is there any other way?! Is there a nother free plugin or, even better, is there a function for this in InDesign? I have the latest version and update of the program. It is hard to believe that adobe has let out of the program this simple, yet importent, fuction
Seriously, who else need that? Indesign is a layout tool to create printable media. I've never seen any printed document that has such line numbers visible, so it's just for preview mode. There is a reason why Framemaker has it, because that's why Framemaker is Framemaker and Indesign is Indesign.
To answer your question: no, but there is this: http://www.freelancebookdesign.com/scripts/display-line-numbers-in-indesign
At least it has an option to restart every page or not.
@Doc Maik: It's actually a very popular script! People need line
numbering in InDesign for a variety of reasons: Academic publications of
critical editions often use line numbers. Poetry often has line numbers.
And also for the editing stage line numbers can be very useful.
The script is also available here: