I am using InDesign CC 2014.
I am trying to link a single part of text to another part of text within my document.
Basically, I have used the data merge function to copy data from my excel master sheet into InDesign using the excel formatting, which has worked fine. I am now looking at additionally linking the individual data from the table to somewhere within the text. So for example, if one of the specifications changes (eg. the price) this will change within the table (which works fine), but then also I can link this to somewhere else within the text of the document, where it mentions the price and it will change accordingly when I update the links.
Is there anyway of doing this? I have looked at linked content, but I can only copy the block of text or an object, and not a single word within the text.
Here is an idea that is a little convoluted, but might work for you. Create a separate document for the table only, place the table document as a link into the main document and place it again for each additional instance in the text of the document as an anchored object, cropping all but the desired price. When the table is updated, all instances of the placed table will also update.
I haven't tried this, so I don't know if it would actually work.
Thanks for this. The only issue is if the numbers change from being 3 digits to 4 digits the wording in the text body wont move to make allowance for this as it is in a separate box, so I don't think it would work for me.