Is possible to share a text variable across documents of a book in InDesign CS6?

I have a text variable for paragraph style A. The book is like this: ch1_00, ch1_01, ch1_02.

ch1_00 contains the chapter cover, and I want to put here the text variable based on the words contained in the ch1_00 document.

All those documents are contained in a book. So I would like to get the variable to work in the ch1_01, ch1_02 too. How can I do this?

Answer

Yes, sort of.

It can’t be fully automatic, but you can set the text variable in the master document in the book palette as a Custom Text Text Variable by copy-pasting it from the paragraph in question.

Then use the Sync command and set it for Text Variables only which will update all instances of it in the balance of the book.

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