InStep: Making Figure Legends
Take the pain out of creating labels for complex figures and diagrams with the help of some style tricks and the table of contents feature.
In my work, I produce publications such as technical manuals and parts pricing lists. These documents contain complex images with elaborate legends labeling all the important details. The process of creating and updating these legends was always tedious and error-prone, so I wondered if there was a better, more automated way to do it in InDesign. I found that I could use the Table of Contents feature along with a nested paragraph style to deal with these legends easily. This method might be a little bit laborious to set up, but the payoff is great, especially when working with long legends. Here’s how it works.. . . .
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