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.
Troy Deckert commented
As Sadie commented below, "As is, it's impossible to make an actual book." That's not altogether accurate, as we can publish but we have to use the regular document (.indd) to use endnotes and an index.
The "book" file .indb is not really a book file at all; not without the ability to put an index or endnotes at the end. Well, for novels and children's books, the book file helps. But, what about us non-fiction book publishers? And people working in similar complex, long documents that have to be sourced and indexed? While Adobe provides a 1,000 ways to minutely alter how and where the letter A appears, Adobe can't find the time to provide the basic function of an index or endnotes in its book file. So we have to put 500 pages into one .indd file in order to publish. Or learn how to write script and code. Oh well.
It is a ridiculous oversight to have footnotes start over with each successive document in a book.
Dan Pampu commented
Also, allowing custom footnote numbering and a new starting anywhere in the text.
David Forthoffer commented
I would use this feature.
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
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...
Absolutely necessary for book and journal publishers. We had been using Editorium but it no longer works with our state network enterprise system.
Dave Reed commented
I really like these feature suggestions.
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.