Hello again Peter
Here's the screen shot with the paper number highlighted and the variables
dialogue boxes show.
Please let me know if you need the InDesign file.
Design & Illustration
Attachments don't work. You have to come back to the web page and use the camera icon to embed an image.
Yes, that's a variable. The 00 variable is looking for text with the "paper number" character style applied, and it uses the last instance it finds on the page, or on a previous page if no instance is on the current page.
<level number> is also a variable, and will work ina similar fashion, but you'll have to check what it's looking for.
When variables are placed on the master page you won't see any change on the master, but the actual document pages should update with changes to the text (sometimes you have to scroll off the page and back to get the display to update).
JerryPF wrote "Changing the paper number in the anchored frame automatically changes the number on the master page item in the top corner of the layout. The master page hasn't been overridded and isn't immediately selectable"
why the changes are replicating on the master page even when it is not overrided, and how jerryPF is making the changes when it is a master page item.
Bit confusing ?????
I'm guessing the numbers aren't really updating on the master page (especially since the varible name is showing) and that Jerry just didn't express what was happening very well.
Thanks Peter, you're a star. It was the character style that it's looking for, that was the missing piece. I've tried it and it works. Thanks again
It's the numbers on the layout pages, not the master pages that are updating, and working perfectly thanks. The Level number is working in exactly the same way, and is linked to a non-printing frame, which updates the level numbers.
I found your post, Aug 11, 2002, and used the attributes panel to create this.