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indesign Book - update footer variable in document

Explorer ,
Oct 13, 2022 Oct 13, 2022

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some documents in my book need to inherit footer variable from the preceeding.

come posso realizzare questo?

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Explorer , Oct 21, 2022 Oct 21, 2022

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I solved the problem by joining the second document to the first. I knew this was the solution but I wanted to insist...

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Oct 14, 2022 Oct 14, 2022

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Text Variables > Define > Load... is the only way I know of. 

I'm not sure, but if the Text Variable was contained within a textframe that you then used Edit > Place and Link, it might update. You would have to test me on that idea to see whether it works.

Mike Witherell

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Oct 14, 2022 Oct 14, 2022

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hi Mike, thx for reply

I'm sure I didnt explain correctly cause of my poor english.

I've a book (tec manual) splitted in some indd doc.

within the <footer> variable there is text from section paragraph style.
I expect the indd book manage inheritance from doc to doc...

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Oct 14, 2022 Oct 14, 2022

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No because InDesign doesn't have Header/Footers as per a Word document might have.

 

You set these manually. 

 

So you would insert the footer variable in each master page for each document in the book. 

 

 

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Sure, I put the variables in the master page of every document. But I want Indesign to update the content of the variable ...

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Indesign should take from the previous document the value of the variable present in the master page of the next document. should do this thanks to the book function.

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Oct 14, 2022 Oct 14, 2022

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Can you please show an example of what you're looking to do by inserting some images into the forum post for us?

 

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