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Continue footnotes numeration

Add the possibility to continue footnotes numeration over different stories. For example, continue footnotes numeration on different chapters of a book, where each chapter is one independent file.

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  • Martin K. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please, add this feature, for my work this would be a life-saver! I am working on technical books with lot of footnotes, where dividing text into smaller sections is a MUST (otherwise even simple operation like deleting one character result in a reflow of text in the rest of 600+ pages and of course it takes some time.)

  • Isabel Pinto PT commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please add this feature in book files and different story files, based on paragraph style for example. When we have a document with 700 pages with more than a thousand footnotes… it's complicated to work well with the document… Thanks!

  • Michael commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Footnote numbering should be able to continue from one story to another, based on the document layout - page after page. Even if pages 1-5 is one story and pages 6-10 - another story, the footnote numbering should be able to continue from page 1 to page 10 consecutively. This is a requirement for multi-person collaboration workflow - you can't send them the whole file every time - but only one story. When this story arrives back, the footnotes should just update the numbering within the overall document.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    PLEASE add these features to the footnote and endnote functionality of InDesign:
    - Continuous numbering of footnotes and endnotes throughout the various indd files within a book document
    - Ability to put the endnotes of the different indd files within a book document in a separate .indd file at the end of the book; numbering continuous OR per chapter.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This requirement is so obvious, that seems not adding it means you have never ever read a book with footnotes... many books use them and many of them are continued footnotes across all chapters... please add this feature...

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please please! Editing for consistent footnoting, when a book tracks and updates page and chapter numbers automatically, makes the program experience feel incomplete and inefficient. It has also made it harder to convince others on my team to use this product. They're sticking with word.

  • Greg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The ability to continue footnote numbering across stories, please

  • Raja, Gejaraj commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We also like to have continue footnotes (numbering and placements) within different stories in the same chapter.

    @Adobe: Could you please update whether this can be fixed in InDesign quickly?

  • Mimi Heft commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Oh my gosh, I am going through hell, right now, because InDesign lacks this feature.

    I have to lay out multiple stores within a single doc, and the footnote numbering needs to be continuous from story to story. But, as far as I can tell, the Book feature numbering isn't up to speed with multiple stories within a single doc.

  • Lindsey Thomas Martin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I assume what is recommended here is that the numbering of footnotes can be set to update automatically across the documents included in a book file. This would be a great help to me as I use the book feature frequently, most of my authors use footnotes, and they are often added and deleted during editing.

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