How to get continuing numbering in textboxes in InDesign?
I have boxes with references which are located beneath pictures in my InDesign 6 document. I want to have a consistent and continueing auto-numbering of these boxes. Therefore I created two paragraph styles - one for the left page, one for the right page.
Here is what the paragraph style looks like for numbering for both styles (left and right):
However, when I place text boxes in InDesign and attribute the paragraph style, the numbering is mixed up:
When done over 100 pages, I get an order that seems totally random to me.
How do I fix it and get an continuing numbering?
Numbering seems to be less intuitive then thought. There is a lengthy discussion on creating numbered captions here, but to cut a long story short:
- If you place multiple frames on one page and apply the same numbering style, InDesign will count not be placement but order of creation. That is the reason why I get this weird order on the picture above.
- If you place frames on various pages, you will not get this problem
The best solution seems to be to link all captions to the primary text frame by creating an