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
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 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?
Yes please !
John Landry commented
Why variables would be force-squished into one line 16 years after the original release of InDesign is beyond me.. :/
I'm no a developer, but with all the amazing features Adobe has across it's softwares, one would think this'd be an easy fix...
Steve Laskevitch commented
Captions and running headers/footers that use variables should wrap. It'd be so handy
this would be a cool feature.
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