Create text variables based on Paragraph Styles and insert it on a frame on the master.
Such can easily be done, if every chapter is its own document, all documents together in a book file.
thanks, that works. Almost.
I can automatically create the path in the footer. They do not work as links to the respective chapters, though. Can this functionality be included somehow?
could you explain that in a little more detail, please? I haven't worked with books before. Does this mean I have to create a separate document per chapter? I have hundereds of chapters and would prefer to have them all in one document if possible.
Not sure Willi's way is good because, as you saw, you don't have "links" [ Could be I wrong!? ].
It's not the case in mine!
I've tested generating a simple pdf. To make my approach work, I use of course one doc.
The 2 pieces of text, "Blue" and "Red", correspond to a TOC running on pages. When I click on "blue text", I jump on the page where I have this text! Same thing when I click on "red text". So, it really works as an interactive TOC and, apparently, as you want.
The real difficulty is to easily (automatically) build such a TOC! Truly depends on your doc!
Can you send me a pdf of your book?
I still do'nt get how you set this up exactly...
I prepared an example which you find here: Dropbox - InDesign
At the bottom of each page I manually put the path I want to generate there automatically.