7 Replies Latest reply on Jan 21, 2017 7:51 AM by jane-e

    Chapter Numbers in Indesign CS6 Book

    daz77 Level 1

      I am forming a book in InDesign.

       

      I have a Running Header on the Master page of the document that syncs to all the other Documents.  This is pointing at my Header 01 style, which in fact is numbered.

       

      However, I have been told I could do with a Chapter number before the Running Header, but I'm not sure how to do this except by manually doing it which would be too much work.

       

      I have a screen grab of my book list if this helps.

       

      InDesign copy.png

        • 1. Re: Chapter Numbers in Indesign CS6 Book
          BarbBinder Adobe Community Professional

          However, I have been told I could do with a Chapter number before the Running Header, but I'm not sure how to do this except by manually doing it which would be too much work.

          Add a Chapter Number text variable to the master page:
          InDesign CCss_017.png

           

          Result on the master page:
          InDesign CCss_018.png

           

           

          Result on the body pages:
          InDesign CCss_019.png

          • 2. Re: Chapter Numbers in Indesign CS6 Book
            jane-e Adobe Community Professional

            Also—

            In Numbering and Sections, the Default is Automatic Chapter Numbering. If you have a TOC, then the second chapter of your book might be set to start at "1" and the rest stay on automatic.

             

            If a large chapter is split into parts, you can use "same as previous".

             

            (I don't have a book open, so there is no book name.)

            • 3. Re: Chapter Numbers in Indesign CS6 Book
              daz77 Level 1

              Hi, thanks for the replies.

               

              So, I've just checked the Chapter number in my Chapter_01 document, which is number 4, which I presume is because its forth in the list (see my book list from my original post)?

               

              So, do I change this to 1, then add a Chapter Title Text Variable to my master page?

               

              What about Chapter_02, 03, 04, etc.  Do I need to change their numbers also?

              • 4. Re: Chapter Numbers in Indesign CS6 Book
                BarbBinder Adobe Community Professional

                Hi Daz:

                 

                I answered the question you asked initially, Jane anticipated the follow-up question. Take a look at her post—she's showing you how to handle the numbering at the book level. And yes, you do have to have the chapter numbering set up for the text variable that I mentioned to work properly.

                • 5. Re: Chapter Numbers in Indesign CS6 Book
                  jane-e Adobe Community Professional

                   

                  The Document Chapter Numbering for Chapter_01 looks like this: Start at 1

                   

                  The Document Chapter Numbering for 02 to 10 looks like this: Automatic

                   

                  In addition, create the text variable as Barbara showed you, for the Chapter Header

                  Text > Text Variables > Define > New > Give it a name and define it

                   

                  After it is defined, you can insert it into a text frame on your Master and / or to the insertion point in the Heading on page 1, for instance.

                   

                  If something doesn't work, you can keep tweeking it until it does. Redefine the variable. Change the Document Numbering. Et cetera.

                   

                  Ask here if it doesn't work perfectly. If you reorder any chapter except 01, the others update.

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                  • 6. Re: Chapter Numbers in Indesign CS6 Book
                    daz77 Level 1

                    Well, thank you very much for both of your help!

                     

                    First, I changed Chapter_01 to start at "1", I then added this to the Master Page with some pre (Chapter) and post ( - ) text.

                     

                    Because I have to change the Figure and Table styles in the proceeding chapters (e.g. Chap02 - Figure 2,1, Chap03 - Figure 3,1, etc.), I changed the sync options to just sync Text Variables and Master Pages.

                     

                    After updating my numbers and waiting in anticipation, all is working as it should :-)

                     

                    I actually have a TOC problem also, but I'm too busy with the remainder of this book, so I'll post the problem later.

                    • 7. Re: Chapter Numbers in Indesign CS6 Book
                      jane-e Adobe Community Professional

                      daz77 wrote:

                       

                      After updating my numbers and waiting in anticipation, all is working as it should :-)

                       

                       

                      Hooray!