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Continuous numbering of footnotes and endnotes; endnotes to separate chapter

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.

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  • Sadie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How else have books ever been created? You have chapters, and then you have end notes aggregated from all chapters - at the end. Hence the name. Please dear God make this functional. As is it's impossible to make an actual book.

  • John Houston commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As books have always placed endnotes after their chapters the request for "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" is one that is sorely needed...

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Absolutely necessary for book and journal publishers. We had been using Editorium but it no longer works with our state network enterprise system.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed – this is essential for book publishers working on InDesign. If it is clever enough to import multiple word files to flow with separate frames, then it should be able to recognise the files as having separate endnotes and renumber by chapter rather than from 1–end.

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