Disable Endnotes on Word Import
The new endnote feature in InDesign 2018 might be an improvement in some cases, but in the case of complex layouts with a lot of unlinked text frames within a same piece (magazine layouts) it is really not intuitive or helpful.
There should be an option for the user to disable it when he judges it useful, rather than to be forced to work around it.
The newest Quark XPress update addresses this issue excellently! Maybe it's time to leave Indesign for Quark. Here's what Quark has done:
Word Import enhanced — The Word import filter now supports explicit options to include/exclude Footnotes, Hyperlinks and Pictures. You can also import Footnotes as static text at the end of the story flow and import Word tables as native QuarkXPress tables.
Yes this exactly. When doing a file > place of a word document that has endnotes why does it place them into a separate text frame on a separate page? I want them to stay in the same text box as the rest of the article. (I do magazine layout). When clients make changes it doesnt reflow correctly. We have style sheets that have specific spacing above and below and this feature makes it extremely frustrating trying to flow in galleys only to find out the endnotes are completely separate from the rest of the article. Please give us the option to either toggle it on or off. My team had to revert back to 2017 just because of this
Adrien V commented
Thanks for replying.
Of course that works, but then I don't have the notes in the file, and I probably need them (to know how much space they use etc).
The addition of a simple 'disable' tick box would be helpful, I think, besides the current available options, making the feature more practical.
Also annoying behaviour such as:
– I import the text, set the notes properly.
– something pushed the text over the text frame.
– I want to know how much text is over, I click on the red + sign and create a text frame on the side of the page.
– because the bit of text that ran over had a note, it creates a new page with an endnote!
– but if I create an empty text frame THEN click on the red + sign and reflow the text in this new text frame, nothing happens, my endnotes stay where I want them. Why would the order of these actions be important? It's not intuitive.