I have a book with 15 Chapters. I have created a Chapter Head in paragraph styles so that I can apply a Running Header (paragraph style) text variable throughout so that the chapter heading text appears on all the recto pages.
One of the chapters has a word in the heading that is Italic. It does not appear in Italic using the running head text variable. In the paragraph style options for the chapter heading I have tried using nested styles for the words that appear in the heading, but this does not work.
Is there any way of making the Italic word in the chapter heading appear in the running head?
This is not an InDesign EPUB question. Moving to the InDesign forum.
Text variables are a single character as far as ID is concerned, they cannot break or have multiple formats. You could do this with character styles applied to the chapter head and series of Running Header (Character Style) variables.
Use Power Headers by In-Tools. Be sure to view the screen shots and the documentation.
"While InDesign CS3 and later does include variables which allow for the creation of headers, our Power Headers plug-in provides many, many advanced options which you will not find in native InDesign variables or any other plug-in that we know of."