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Does the section number appear on the document page somewhere, like in a heading? You'd normally pick up smething like that using a Running Head type variable, which can be set to pick up either a paragraph style (so it grabs an entire paragraph) or a character style (limited text). You can apply character style that is nothing but a name, with no acutal attributes, to selected text to make it work in the variable, if you need to.
You also have the choice of first on page or last on page. If there is no text on the page with the style, ID looks backwards through the document until it finds the first instance to use.
Hello again Peter thank for all the help.
These running header variables sound interesting, Seems like thats a smarter way to automate the section titles. I can enter the title on the first page of the section and it will populate the rest.
The section numbers are a bigger issue. I would like the sections to automatically display the correct order even after shuffling them. Similar to the way the page numbers work. Say I have 30 sections and I move section 30 to section 2. Now I have to renumber all my section from 2 - 30. I was hoping for an easier way.
Can you include the section number as part of the heading? You have to change it someplace if you shuffle things, but you want to find a place where you can do it once and everything else will update.
The section numbers are only on the first page of each section. We do a lot of reshuffuling of the sections and I was thinking there would be an equivalent of page numbers for something like sections/chapters.
If the number is there, it can be used in a variable....