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Old 01-18-2009, 11:01 AM   #1
Howard Allen
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Default InDesign figure numbering

InDesign CS3, Mac

I think I already know the answer to this one, but...

I don't suppose there's an automatic way of tracking figure numbers in InDesign?

I have a book with some 140 illustrations ("figures"), each numbered "Figure 1...Figure 140" along with various references to them in the text ("See Figure 87"). If I need to insert an illustration, say--between Fig. 87 and Fig. 88--I have to manually change all the figure numbers from Fig. 89 onward, then search and increment all references to those numbers in the text.

Seems to me InDesign badly needs a "serial number variable" that could be inserted anywhere and automatically update all consecutive instances.

Any ideas? Suggestions? Scorn?

Thanks in advance!


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