There are three Typefi Field types: Project Fields, Section Fields, and Element Fields. Each type corresponds to different segments, or levels, of a publication.
A Project Field is a content placeholder that represents the position and formatting of metadata across an entire project. Project Fields retain their value throughout a publication. They are commonly used for inserting project-level content, such as the document title, subtitle, author, publisher, copyright, and International Standard Book Number (ISBN).
You can add Typefi Project Fields via the Edit metadata workflow action.
A Section Field is a content placeholder that represents the position and formatting of metadata within a Typefi Section. Section Fields retain their value throughout a single Typefi Section.
Types of Section Fields
There are two types of Section Fields: text and counter.
Text-based Section Fields are text values, such as the chapter title. Counter Section Fields are automatically calculated values, such as a chapter or figure number. You cannot edit counters manually within Adobe InDesign; instead, they are automatically updated by Typefi during the page composition process.
You can also specify the style of the counter (for example, Roman or Arabic).
Here are some ways you could use Section Fields:
- Chapter title (text)
- Chapter number (counter)
- Running headers and footers (text)
- Figure numbers (counter)
Regardless of the order you publish Typefi Sections, counters will count sequentially. This behaviour allows for the shuffling of Typefi Sections without having to renumber.
If you are editing a published InDesign file after the automated page composition process, remember that counters are only updated when you insert a new Typefi Section.
An Element Field is a content placeholder that represents the position and formatting of metadata within a Typefi Element. Element Fields are commonly used for inserting element-level content, such as figure captions, figure numbers, and copyright information.
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