[Performance] Footnote disappears
A footnote disappeared without reason then appeared back when I changed something in the page layout. This is a very important bug because InDesign didn't display any kind of warning about this problem: no red indicator of missing text or overfull text block. I noticed it by chance. Please look at the screen captures to understand it: the number 2 footnote is missing whereas the footnote number is present in the text. In the other screen capture, the problem has been solved.
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I am also experiencing this bug and it is really frustrating - as others have said, there is no warning about it and so I have to check every single footnote is there on every page of every file, every time I make changes. Argh!
I have had the same problem. I could not understand why a 700 pages document would reflow after applying a condition to the footnote references. Until I noticed that one of the very first footnotes had been missing, and only appeared after this change. Resizing the text frame also makes it appear. Please see screenshots; the footnote reference is on the first line of the page.
Julia Habetzeder commented
I have the exact same problem - I will have to postpone a production that had already been sent to the printers because of this. It is, indeed, a very important bug.
Just as Alexandre Lourdel reported, InDesign gave no warning regarding the overset/missing text, eventhough the text was included in the document but not shown. There was space for it - it should have been displayed (see screenshots). I have, so far, noted 12 missing footnotes in a document with more than 400 pages and hundreds of footnotes. Everything will have to be double-checked. This is clearly not acceptable.
I use InDesign CC 14.0.2