Im having to design a document for internal use that needs a unique serial number on copy of the sign off sheet.
Im aware that indesign has a numbering function (to number book/magazine pages) but what im looking for is something thats a but smarter than 1,2,3,4... i need it to put out a serial number mixed of letters and numbers preferably adhering to a set pattern.
Is there a way a can insert a variable into a pdf or indesign doc so that each time its printed it will print a unique serial number onto that page ?
The only other way i could think of doing this was to make a web page html/php and have the serial number done on the server and the print page styled with a print style sheet. But this seems like a rather long way to go around the issue.