Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with text variables, part of InDesign CS3 Long Documents.
In this movie, I'm going to talk about creating text variables and especially putting text variables on your master pages.…Here I'm in the realworldtravel document it's in the travel brochure folder and I'm on the master page,…the main master page folder document and up here in the top right-hand corner we see we have a Running Header text variable.…Let's see how that translates on the document pages.…I'm going to press Apple or Ctrl+J to go to Page 5 where we can see that it actually translates to the itinerary name…and it's pulling that information from this piece of text here which is tagged with a specific paragraph style.…
In addition to a Running Header and Footer, I'm also going to create a slug, a non-printing area outside of the page…in which I will put some other text variables like a creation date, modification date and the file path.…So I'm going to go to my A master page and I will show my guides and first of all, how about we do the Running Header?…I'm going to come up here and start out by deleting what we already have and inserting that again.…
- Setting up templates and master pages
- Working with Bridge
- Creating books
- Planning and managing styles
- Troubleshooting with the Story Editor
- Managing footnotes and endnotes
- Searching with GREP
- Generating a table of contents
- Automating layouts
- Repurposing material as PDF and XHTML documents
Skill Level Intermediate
1 . Getting Started
2. Planning Your Project
3. Setting Up and Applying Master Pages
4. Working with Booked Documents
5. Getting the Most from Global Formatting
6. The Story Editor and Editing Tools
7. Footnotes and Endnotes
9. Understanding GREP Searches
10. Generating a Table of Contents
Styling a table of contents7m 57s
11. Automating Layouts
12. Repurposing Material
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