Mac OS X 10.6.8
Adobe InDesign CS4 6.0.6
I'm working on a membership directory that should be relatively simple. I'm at the stage of creating a template for a Master Page that will have members alphabetically. There are two problems I've come across.
1. When defining a Running Header (Paragraph Style), the drop down menu for 'Styles' is empty. I'd like to use a 'Product Header' setting. I don't know if this is a plug in issue or I'm just doing something wrong.
2. When inserting a Text Varible (I made due with the preset styling) the text box is empty.
I've already reset my preferences and I don't know what else to do. PLEASE HELP!
It's not clear to me if you really understand how variables work. Running Header type variables look for text on the page using the style you've selected, then insert that text in place of the variable marker. It the style doesn't appear on the page, ID will search previous pages, for First on Page scenarios, but I'm not sure what happens for Last on Page, but I believe it also searches backward. If nothing in that style is found, the variable would remain blank.
As to why the list is blank, I'm not sure. Do you have any styles defined?