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Center Section Name in Running Head

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Jul 29, 2021 Jul 29, 2021

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Dear Support Community,

On my master page I have a section name in the running head, and the length of this name changes depending on the section. I want to always have the section name centered. But--I also have a page # in the running head. If I try to center the section name, it moves both the page # and the section name. Is there a way to leave the page # where it is at the edge, and center just the variable section name so that it is always in the center? 

Thank you for your ideas.

Lis

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 29, 2021 Jul 29, 2021
If I understand correctly, the easiest way to do this would be to use two text frames.

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Hi Lis, you could do this in the following way: Have your running head text variable in a text frame with center alignment of the paragraph. Anchor a text frame with the auto page number right after the text variable. Some screenshots from my German InDesign 2021 below. A Master with a running header text variable centered that picks up text with a certain character style. Anchored to the insertion point before or after the text variable a text frame holding the auto page variable: Two do...

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If I understand correctly, the easiest way to do this would be to use two text frames.

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Jul 30, 2021 Jul 30, 2021

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It worked! Thank you very much!

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Jul 29, 2021 Jul 29, 2021

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Hi Lis,

you could do this in the following way:

Have your running head text variable in a text frame with center alignment of the paragraph.

Anchor a text frame with the auto page number right after the text variable.

 

Some screenshots from my German InDesign 2021 below.

A Master with a running header text variable centered that picks up text with a certain character style.

Anchored to the insertion point before or after the text variable a text frame holding the auto page variable:

 

CenterSectionNameInRunningHeader-1.PNG

 

Two document pages with the result:

CenterSectionNameInRunningHeader-2.PNG

 

Download the document from my Dropbox Account:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tuw323347pazo2n/CenterSectionNameInRunningHead-2021.indd?dl=1

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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This was so helpful---it taught me a few things I did not know how to do---but for this particular case, it did much more than I needed, so I did the 2 text frame solution above. I will keep all this more advanced information as I move forward----Many thanks!

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