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something going wrong with text variable

Community Beginner ,
May 01, 2021 May 01, 2021

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Hi,

I'm designing the lay out for a book and set a text variable to match the current chapter number and chapter title. Now for the first chapter that works, but the second is not working out; it doesn't change to the second chapter and instead it keeps displaying the first. The style of the chapter title is the same as the first.

 

See added screenshots. What am I doing wrong?

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May 01, 2021 May 01, 2021

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Have you done a Save-As and possibly adjusted the zoom view to provoke it to update? How did you setup the variable in question?

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May 02, 2021 May 02, 2021

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Chapter variables only work in Book Files. 

You need to have each chapter as an individual file - then compile the chapters in the File>New Book panel.

 

If you don't want to do this you need to work using Section Numbers.

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/au/indesign/using/numbering-pages-chapters-sections.html

 

 

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Ah, thank you. That works.

 

I someone else is running into this issue as well, I found a tutorial that will be helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7FY2vpYXqU

In this video, Erica Gamet shows how to create sections within an InDesign document. She also sets up page numbering options for each section and creates a s...

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