Make text variables/live captions breakable like normal text
We work a lot with pictures that get there captions from xmp meta data stored in the pictures.
There is a great feature in InDesign called textvariables/live captions ;) for this… BUT these variables don‘t wrap like normal text :(
Instead we have to convert the live captions to static text to get the proper text warp and in doing so losing our live link to the XMP meta data.
So please enhance this feature to a real feature and allow variables to wrap like normal text. Thanks!
We have added this feature in our backlog for future release
I'm glad this is in the backlog, but that was in late 2017!
I hope it gets pushed up to the top before another 2-3 years go by. I'm getting old.....
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Frustrating, isn't it?
One wonders how a feature like this, which essentially BREAKS the whole text variable mechanism for innumerable scenarios, remains unaddressed for so long. Is it because the marketing dept. doesn't think new users will be motivated by such a specialized improvement? If so, perhaps the marketing people don't realize how powerfully NEGATIVE this kind of neglect can be when potential buyers talk to experienced users.
3 years in backlog now,
Text variables and live captions are SIGNIFICANTLY USELESS without proper embedding in the specified paragraph styles. This means embedding, of course, but it also means full styling capability as well. The instance of a variable's text should be inserted into the parent text flow before styles are applied.
The controlling paragraph style can then properly format the inserted text, including character styles, embedded styles, and GREP styles.
Time to bring this to the front wouldn't you say? It's 2020 now....
Viacheslav Horobchenko commented
I have a solution to this problem in the form of a script (ID2017 +). If anyone wants to test the startup script:
Still need this!
William Wong commented
Status update on this? It's been like 5 years
Mario Fritsche commented
18.06.2019 (2019): Can you give us a status update?
Steve Gehring commented
Yes! I am also waiting for a solution!
Stephan Schneider commented
Please add this Feature
Yes, please enhance this feature to a real feature and allow variables to wrap like normal text.
Stephan Mitteldorf commented
This feature is not a "nice to have" it is a basic feature. So please, enhance it to the next version!
Yes please, do it.
Tim Gouder commented
@Abhinav Agrawal: Thanks for adding this feature to your Backlog. Can you give us a status update?
@ALL: Please support to include this feature in InDesign in the very near release.
This idea was marked "in backlog" over a year ago. Could we please have a status update?