Hi Rogier, If it is the static text that you want to repeat, i.e. “Item Number”, please follow the steps below:
1. Create a Text Box and enable the “Numbered List”
2. Go to the “Bullets and Numbering” options
3. In the “Numbering Style” section, Go to the Input Text box in front of the “Number:” where it is written “^#.^t”
4. Type the text you want before the “^” caret and delete the “.^t” (if not needed), for example: “Item number ^#” and click OK
5. Line numbering will not work if there is no text in front of it, therefore, insert “End Nested Style Here” from the “Type > Insert Special Character > Other” menu. i.e. making fool of the InDesign.
6. Now the numbering will work, simply enter hard return.
Masood, sort of… this is the technique I’ve always used:
– I create a paragraph style ‘x’ with a list type of numbers, and then in the ‘number’ field under ‘numbering style’ I type the desired text before the grep code (e.g. “Item Number ^#”).
– I create a text frame on the master page ‘a’ containing just a carriage return (i.e. it’s empty)
– I apply paragraph style ‘x’ to the text field on all pages that have master page ‘a’ applied.
This seems fairly similar to your technique… at any rate it seems there is nothing more elegant available within the limitations of InDesign. (These techniques just work if the text in the numbered list remains static).