How do I start a new chapter? I've been creating sections thinking that i was starting new chapters, but I just checked through variables and the chapter is the same for the whole document. How do InDesign know when to create a new chapter? Is there a "chapter break" or something?

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Section exist within a document; each document is a chapter; sew a number of documents (chapters) together with a Book file; use a TOC which is driven by your Paragraph Styles to list and manage those documents in the book.

see these questions for further details:

InDesign: chapters under sections in a multi-document book

InDesign: How to make sure that new chapter are on the right side?

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    Perfect. Thank you.. I was misunderstanding the "document' idea. Apr 8, 2020 at 4:10

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