Thanks for the reply Peter. How exactly can I display this book panel? I can't seem to find it listed in the window tab.
Your document must be included in one or more Book (.indb) files. Use File > Open... to locate and open the .indb file and the Book panel will open.
Currently my document is not included in any Book file. Is there a way to update the numbering without having it included in a Book file or should I just make a book file to do this?
I've never seen this except in relation to a Book file, and the error is specifically saying this is in a Book.
It's quite easy to recreate the error I got in a new document (which is not included in a book file).
If you go to 'Numbering and Sections Options' and select 'Start chapter numbering at (f.e.) 2' then click ok
Now if you open the 'Numbering and Sections Options' again and select 'Automatic Chapter Numbering' then click ok the pop-up I got shows up.
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PS: I set up my title numbering with the method explained in this blogpost: https://www.rockymountaintraining.com/adobe-indesign-numbering-chapters-subheads-tables-fi gures/
BarbBinder's blog post that you referred to was about bullet numbering. I tagged her so she will see this and clarify.
InDesign CS6 version 8.0.2
Mac OSX Yosemite version 10.10.5
I tried both methods but it didn't change anything.
However, I found a workaround!
My title numbering was defined as following: Chapter^H
My subtitles were defined as following: Subtitle^H.^2
By changing them to: Chapter^# and Subtitle^1.^2 I got the right numbers.
Thanks Jane. I think I didn't correctly define my different chapters (not really sure how to do it.. Thought it was by creating a new section but it didn't really seem to work). But I found a workaround to get the right outcome anyway (described in my post above).
And I see the problem in the blog post vincntvk—it's assuming you are using a book, because that's what the student was asking for when I wrote it. The ^H references the Chapter number, which makes InDesign assume there are additional chapters.
One can create a multi-section book in a single file like you are doing (works fine for small books) or collect a series of individual files (chapters) into the book window that Peter displayed above. I find working with books easier, even when the page count is low, but it's a personal decision.
Meanwhile, back to your situation, I'd use:
^1 for the Heading
^1.^2 for the subhead
in place of ^H and ^H.^2. Everything else applies.
I'll go back and update the post to reflect this workflow, in case you need to refer to it again later.
For consistencies sake, I'd recommend changing:
But glad you are back on track!
I changed it like you recommended. Thank you all for helping out!
Glad I could help.
But sad I couldn't go back and fix my typo on "consistency's"!