Live references to images/figures
I need each image to have a caption which begins with "Figure 1: blah blah" and if I move the image, the caption should automatically re-number. I think I have the automatic re-numbering working using paragraph styles, but doing that seems to prohibit the other things I need to do, such as...
I need to have each image coupled with an in-text reference, like. "As seen in Figure 1, blah blah blah." And if I move the image, again, not only would the caption re-number but the in-text reference to it would re-number automatically, too.
Finally, that in-text reference should automatically also be a link, so if the text is clicked on, the person shoots down to the referenced image.
Ideally we could also cross ref to anchored images themselves (when we use live captions) so we don’t have to add text captions to every figure/image.
My workaround is to create a text box with the name of the image, make the text invisible, and group it to the image so they move together. It is not elegant but it works.
I need this too!! How to make InDesign do this????
I believe you can already do items 1 and 2: check out this link:
I think in a PDF it will make clickable cross-references: not sure about the ID doc itself. I tend to do this sort of stuff in Word these days (oh the horror!).