2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 23, 2017 12:32 AM by Shlomit Heymann

    InDesign Book Panel inconsistent with showing Section prefixes

    Shlomit Heymann Level 1

      Dear all,

      I have a book with 30 files, each one has a different section number that looks like this "01:" and each one starts at number 1.

      For some reason, in the book panel (as you can see in the screenshot down below) I don't see the section numbers of some documents and I don't understand why.

      All the documents were prepared with a document template I prepared in advanced so all of them has the same definitions and preferences, I performed "Update all Numbers", but still, it doesn't help.

      Another thing is that it is inconsistent. A document that it's section number was shown, after updating all numbers stop showing it, sometimes all of them not showing it, than later again it does.

      I could not find a solution for that.

      I also tried to create a new book document but it has the same behaviour.


      any idea why?


      thank you,



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