I've searched the Web and couldn't seem to find the answer I'm looking for, so hopefully someone here can help. Here's my situation:
I have one document that I'd like to use in two different books. The books are training guides. One of the books is titled "Trainer Guide" and the other "Participant Guide." I want "Trainer Guide" to appear as the footer when I pull the document into the Trainer Guide book, and I want "Participant Guide" to appear as the footer when I pull the document into the Participant Guide book. It doesn't look like there is a way to create book master pages, just document master pages. How can I get the footer to "update" based on the book I'm adding it to? Is this possible? Would text variables work for this sort of thing?
Appreciate any help anyone can provide!
IMO, you should just create a copy of that document and put it in the other book.
Create the document with no footer at all, then place that into two other files with the footers you need. You can use the script here: InDesignSecrets » Blog Archive » Zanelli Releases MultiPageImporter for Importing both PDF and INDD Files to help with palcing multiple pages. Update the original, then update the links inthe tow files in your Books.
Or create two master pages with different footers and use one file, just be sure to assign the correct master page before outputting each version.