Image captions in a paragraph

Community Beginner ,
Jan 05, 2021 Jan 05, 2021

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Howdy all, happy new year

I'm familiar with being able to have automated captions for a single image (through Meta data) however I'm wondering if it's possible to have all the images of a page included in a running paragraph of text, rather than individual blocks? I.e, so all image captions are included in a single block of text.

Is my thinking to wishful? Hoping not.

Thanks in advance.

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Jan 05, 2021 Jan 05, 2021

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You may be able to trick it...
1. Create your captions on a separated non printing layer with a specific and unique paragraph style.
2. Create a Table of Content to capture that style only, and enable Run-in option.

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Jan 05, 2021 Jan 05, 2021

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Hello supernaut_au,

 

The only way I think you could do this would be to use Table of Contents. You would still have to have each image have it's own caption like normal. But if you used a custom paragraph style, you could then generate a Table of Contents which would bring this all into one text frame.

The only other way to do this would be through scripting.

 

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@Jean-Claude TremblaySorry i was writing my reply and didn't refresh to see somone answered or not.
@supernaut_auWith the scripting method if all the images are in a folder you could easily get a python script to give you a list of names, which would be easier than looking for a script that runs in indesign. (if you are on a Mac, python is built in)

 

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