I don't believe there is a variable that can pull the title from the file info, but "Running Header" variables are designed to pull the some piece of text that actually appears on a page into your header or footer. If the document title doesn't actually appear, you can add it as a non-printing element on the first page and use that.
But I wonder if you even need a variable in this case. The document title, presumably, does not change through the document. Why would you need a variable to pick it up? You can simply type it into your footer on the master page and it will appear on all pages based on the master.
We are switching from Word to InDesign for out documents. I was trying to keep the workflow as similar as possible with the new templates. We can do this in Word and I was hoping there was a way to do it here as well.
Thanks for the reply!
Ah, but what if you have multiple masters in your document? I have 2, and have to change my title in both.
Is there a better way to handle this?
In Type>Text Variables>Define...
there's the option for File Name
And when you define it you can select whether to include the extension or not.
At least in CS5.5
Aha. Yes I saw that. Thank you. A good solution.
That will pull the filename, but is that necessarily the same as what's in the Document Title field the OP was asking about?
Well they were specifically asking for a variable that pulled from the File Info - and I took this to mean the filename.
It's not very clear what the OP wants to do.
Screenshots are always helpful.
I took it to mean the data in the indicated field inthe XMP data below:
You get here by choosing File Info from the File menu in ID, or you can acess it through Bridge, I presume. By default this field seems to be blank, and you get to enter anything you like into it, so it might or might not be the same as the filename (I asked earlier if it was because I hadn't done any investigation and wondered if you had).
All very important questions.
We seem to have branched off on what was asked by the OP.
So some clarifications would be helpful.
I've not really investigated anything - sorry.