Merging book files in one InDesign file

Community Beginner ,
Jan 20, 2021 Jan 20, 2021

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Hello everyone,
I need to merge multiple book files into one InDesign file.

I'm using Move pages option, but all Chapter numbers and numbering lists break.

I loaded Paragraph styles, but the numbering list instead of going like 1.1 and then 2.1 after Chapter 2, just continue as 1.2, 1.3..

Any advise?
Thank you in advance!

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Advocate , Jan 20, 2021 Jan 20, 2021
You need to change the ^H to ^# (current level). You will probably have to review all you lists setting that was base on the chapter number.

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Jan 20, 2021 Jan 20, 2021

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Why do you need it all in one InDesign file? The anwer to this question could help find a solution that does not require combining the files.

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I'm wondering the same, but that's a client's request...

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Chapter numbers is a document level attribute, when you merge all documents you will loose them. 

Before you merge your documents. Edit the paragraph style containing the numberered list base on chapters. Create a dedicated list, and base the numbering setting on it. Then synchronise your Book file to apply that chnage to all documents. Than merge them.

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I realized that in the meanwhile and now trying how to figure out numbering list.
I assume that I should change the code in the Numbers field which is connected to the Chapter.
I'm attaching the screenshot of how it currently looks like. 

Could you please adivse?

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You need to change the ^H to ^# (current level). You will probably have to review all you lists setting that was base on the chapter number.

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