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Alan Williamson
Conditional page printing query
on Jul 13, 2012 at 12:15:06 am

I have an InDesign CS4 book made up of some 20 documents that I want to print in various flavors. I understand the basics of conditional text and have created the conditions and successfully applied them to text blocks. I have 'print blank pages' turned off - I think! The problems/questions I have are:

1. I have a master page applied to each document that inserts chapter-page numbers and it seems that even when my conditions result in blank pages, these (numbered) pages are still included. Am I missing something here?

2. I think that to apply conditions to a table it needs to be in an anchored text frame, however I cannot seem to set an anchor. I suspect this is just basic incompetence, and would appreciate some advice.

3. I suspect that there is no way to apply my conditions to all of the books and set inclusion/exclusion in just one place? Is the 'correct' approach to go to each document and select the appropriate set and then regenerate the TOC and Index?

4. For some variants I want to completely exclude some of the documents. Is there any way to conditionally exclude a complete document? Perhaps I should put each document on its own layer and select on these as well?

Basically I can see how this should all work and feel I am missing a few small things that will get me there. It would be nice to have some book level control over this.

Any advice will be appreciated. .... Alan

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Josh Gordon
Re: Conditional page printing query
on May 25, 2016 at 8:32:36 pm

I was struggling with this too I come across the following guidance for using conditional text in InDesign you may find it helpful.

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