Referencing Images on other pages

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    • #125692

      Greetings! I’m working with a 40-page InDesign document. I would like to reference an object on a later page, and have the page number update when the object moves locations.
      For example, on page 3 in a document, I want to say “see Figure 4 on page 10.” Then, as I edit and add copy, if the copy reflows and my anchored Figure 4 on page 10 moves to page 12, can my copy on page 3 referencing Figure 4 automatically update to say “see Figure 4 on page 12?”
      I thought perhaps I could create an anchored text box and use the “Next Page Number” and “Previous Page Number” Markers, but I’m trying to keep this as simple as possible because once the document is finished, we have it translated into several other languages and we don’t want to make it too difficult for the translators to figure out how we did something in InDesign.

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      Aaron Troia
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      this might be a shot in the dark, but have you tried using Cross-Referencing? I’m not sure how it would work with an image, but you could probably cross reference the figure number and use the page number from that. Im not sure if it would work and if it would it might take some playing with to figure it out, but it might be worth a try.
      https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/cross-references.html

    • #125695

      Aaron,
      This is PRECISELY what I needed! Thank you so much. I thought for sure there had to be a function like this, but I couldn’t find the right vocabulary for my search. ( I tried searching “page numbers” and “referencing” and a few other terms. Should have thought to search for cross reference. Thanks for the help!

    • #14331281
      Aaron Troia
      Participant

      Julie,
      No problem, I hope it works how you are wanting it to :)
      Aaron

    • #125694
      Aaron Troia
      Participant

      Just searching the IndesignSecrets articles and thought this one might be helpful as well

      Creating Cross References with Text Anchors

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