How to automatically insert text?

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I am currently creating a template document for my work, and I want to have the header automatically insert the title of the document that appears on the front page?

Like, if I typed something in a specific text box (on my front page), I want it to appear in every header on every page I'll add.

 

This is the title page/front page of the document where I insert the title:

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And this is the header which should include that title but obviously I don't want to add it by hand but automatically once I added the title on the front page.

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So, is there a possibility for text boxes to reference another text box?

 

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Thank you!
I created a variable for the title. Do I have to change the variable for every document whenever the title changes?

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No. The text variable for document name always picks up the name of the document where it is used.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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You don't have to change the variable if in other document you have the same paragraph style name for the titles

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Look into Text Variables.

Schrift > Textvariablen > Variable einfügen > Dateiname

 

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Yes, use text variables

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/text-variables.html

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