I need a possibility to turn off the automatic endnote function that appears in InDesign CC 2018. It may be practical for some applications, but it greatly impedes the flexibility of many designs. Can someone tell me if this is possible – the endnotes don't need to be dynamic for my purposes. The way they were imported when placing a Word document in ID CC 2017 was fine.
Richt now, the only way I know to work around it is to use Peter Kahrel's footnote to endnote script.
The fix for this issue is now available in the latest update (14.0.2) of InDesign 2019.
If you are unable to see the update notification, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right of Creative Cloud desktop application and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.
Once the update button is shown against InDesign, click on the button to update to Id 14.0.2.
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The list of fixed issues can be found at: helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html
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Cro Dubrovnik commented
When you will fix this BIG BUG in Indesign 2018 with automatic Endnotes!!!????? I hope fast! And why in the world you change that!??? Please make possible to back normal text with endnotes.
Monica Singh commented
Thanks for reporting this, we have heard it from other users as well.
Hence, I would be processing it for consideration.
It is a disaster for me!! I regularly set books with multiple chapters, and these notes to start at 1 for each chapter. Also I will often put all notes, index, bibliography etc, in a different document, so that I can typeset on a different baseline grid. The new dynamic notes, both foot and end, simply don't allow any flexibility. If one deletes the notes, the in text reference goes too!! Making the programme more like Microsoft Word is a very retrograde step. Am sure the best intentions were meant, but the testing has been very poor.
It has to be said that even the new version does not work well - the superior numerals are confused and some do not appear in the right position, and sometimes random numbers appear
It really does need an ON/Off toggle here, so the enduser has the chance to do what they want with the text.