There are two possible quick ways:
- use Numbering list (in paragraph format)
- use Data Merge (with external table)
and the last solution:
- write a script for your own requirements
Hi pixxxel! Happy New Year To You! (… and to the op!)
Could the op show us a screenshot?
What is masked? The same 2 items on each page or different items per page?
Awesome! Thanks. I don't think I'll be needing to change anything other than the code itself so what I will most likely do is create a master page with all of the basic text and then create a new page for just the code itself.
Is there a way to use the method you're describing to change the code in separate pages? Or would this change need to be done on one page? The reason I ask is because how I will go about saving them out will depend on if the change can only be done on one page or if I can have it create 500 different pages with unique codes in order to save one large pdf.
Hope that makes sense. Appreciate the help!
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If only code to be changed, just create on the master page, on a layer "Code", a "main" text block
and just have a single current page [see your Prefs. to have an "pages" automatic creation!]
Just import your Word file clicking in the current text block and it's done!
Awesome. Any chance you could provide a slightly more detailed step by step for this? I get the gist but am unsure as to where some of those preferences are located and how to import the word file
You can create a merged document with all codes at different pages by pressing the bottom left Button in Data Merge palette.
Create one PDF with all pages and/or split the PDF (with Acrobat Prof) in several pages.
Let's do very simple here!
I think it, too.
Create a doc.
On Master pages, create text blocks on 2 layers.
Red: Static text (the same on each page, as you said!)
Blue: For "Code" texts
Masking "Red" layer and selecting the 2 text blocks:
Go to the Prefs panel / See: Redistribution intelligente:
Go to the current page (only one page):
On the left side, the "Code" text you will import (.doc, .docx, .txt or excel file):
About the "Code" para style you could use, you could play an auto-numbering:
Import your text:
In other cases, pixxxel's way could be really better!