Join Mike Rankin for an in-depth discussion in this video Using text variables, part of Creating Long Documents with InDesign.
Any time you can take advantage of automation in a long document workflow, you should do so.…One of InDesign's built-in long document features, text variables, can allow you…to easily create things like running headers, chapter numbers and so forth, and…while they do have some significant limitations, they are a useful tool, so…let's see how they work.…In this document I want to create a running header on the top of each left-hand…body text page that reflects the chapter title. So right here,…this text, I want to appear over here, at the top of each left-hand body text…page, and for that I'm going to use a text variable.…
So I'll go to my Type menu and choose Text Variables > Define.…And in the dialog box I see a list of all the different kind of text variables…InDesign has, so chapter numbers, the date the file was created, the file name,…the last page number of the file, the last time the file was modified, when it…was output, and the running headers.…So I'll click on New to create a new text variable, and I'll call it ChapterTitle.…
- Using text variables
- Creating templates for InDesign, InCopy, and Word
- Employing nested styles
- Creating GREP styles
- Managing color with swatches
- Building page elements with libraries and snippets
- Performing GREP find/changes
- Using InCopy workflows
- Tracking changes
- Adding footnotes and indexes
- Using InDesign book files
- Versioning documents with conditional text or object styles
- Preflighting documents
- Archiving a project
- Finding and installing useful scripts and plug-ins for frequent challenges
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Document Construction
3. Using Styles
4. Building and Revising Layouts
6. Long-Doc Infrastructure
8. Working With InDesign Books
9. Customizing Long Documents
10. Outputting Long Documents
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