2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 18, 2014 7:15 AM by Early Music Lover

    Incrementing figure caption numbers using styles

    Early Music Lover

      I am running InDesign CC2014 on a Windows 7 machine.


      I am working on a document with changing section and subsection numbers. I am having trouble getting figure caption to properly number when the subsection changes. I do not have the option of splitting sections and subsections into separate documents.


      I have the style set up for the first section as in the first screen shot, giving me the caption Figure 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, etc: This is what I need it to do.


      Caption 1.jpg


      Now I need to get the caption Figure 1.2.1, 1.2.2, etc.


      First I tried:


      Caption 2.jpg


      This gave me Figure 1.7.7, 1.8.8, 1.9.9.


      Then I tried:




      This gave me 1.1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.1 – it did not increment at all.


      What do I need to do to get the second style, the one in the second and third screen shots, to give me 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, etc? Thanks.