[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 think I found a solution to disappearing footnotes.
The problem occurs when it is not selected 'Restart numbering every:' in the Footnote Options.
If we choose it and select the "Section" option, the footnotes stop disappearing.
This should be done even if the publication consists only of from one section.
This is not solved in 15.0.1 !!
I tried to create a new file after the release of the last version, but the same bug occurred…
Please, do something, it's such a terrible issue !
Yolande Martel commented
Same problem. I could track with Time Machine that it was Ok when I worked on the specific article, but at the end there were 4 articles of a journal with some footnotes text missing. I opened the document by idml and footnotes reappeared. But this a major bug. - Yolande Martel
When I touch up the large continues footnote, indesign file got corrupted
This bug is not solved! You can see in the screenshot i shared. No 6, 7, and 8 footnotes.
Thomas Stark commented
I have the same problem. The footnotes just disappear, meaning I have to go through each document and check whether the footnotes are there. When I adjust the text box they reappear, but possibly disappear someplace else. Sending an InDesign file, and the same file exported to pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org. – See the first footnote on p.38: footnotes should begin with '1' but start with '5'; 1–4 have been swallowed. Please fix this problem! ID 15.0.1 x64, Windows 10
Shane Smith commented
What the ****! I just sent a document to our client and it was missing all the footnotes! This is a serious bug that needs to be fixed immediately.
S. Krupkowski commented
Same issue as other comment; page hangs when I attach the file, and click "Post Comment" button.
S. Krupkowski commented
I have exactly the same problem. No overset indicator, no preflight errors--footnotes simply disappear. If text frames are enlarged, footnotes usually reappear. I only have one file to send, but the same thing happened in at least one other file.
Alexander Bukovietski commented
The main problem is not in figuring out how to make the missing footnote appear again. The main problem is that we DON'T KNOW that a footnote went missing in the first place! It disappears without warning, behind the scenes, pages away from where you are at the moment, sometimes without any text reflow to alert you. Preflight shows no text overflow.
We've lost confidence in the integrity of the files we are sending to the printer. And some of these files have thousands of footnotes.
Can you still say what you said in your update, that the issue has been fixed? What does it mean for older files? Any older files? We have a lot of older files. Does it mean that ANY time we open an older file, a footnote may disappear somewhere in the book? To say that this is disconcerting or even alarming would be somewhat of an understatement.
Unless there is a newer version than 15.0.1, the partial fix simply removed the error notice from the document so that the missing footnotes now may go unnoticed. The footnote issue still existed in 14.0.3 but there was an error, so we have reverted to this version. Attached is the transcript from a call where the issue was discussed at length.
We are occasionally experiencing the same problem, running 14.0.3. (We can't update to 15 until our IT folks give us the go-ahead.) Please advise on how to fix this issue, Adobe! I cannot share our files with you, as they are sensitive.
I have the same problem. The footnote appears again if you type a blank just after the notecall.
Robby Poore commented
Footnotes dissapear in layout when I adjust the text box. Please see the attached screen grab. If I grab the entire block with the select tool and move the box up or down, the footnotes disappear.
To fix this, I have to select the middle handle of the top of the text box and adjust it slightly up or down to make the footnotes reappear. Thanks for looking into this!
I'm having the same problem. Adobe InDesign 15.0.1. Footnotes randomly disappear when working in book files, and sometimes the text flow will skip and entire page, then come back when any paragraph setting is changed.
I am also having the same problem, in the newest version. This is a very concerning issue which has been occurring for a while now. Please update whenever there is any more information!
Robby Poore commented
I'm having a similar problem. Several footnotes will drop out and then reappear. I've made a screencap of my problem. The footnote will be on one page, then jump to 12 on the next (where did 2-11 go?). When I touch up the text box, the footnotes appear again.
We too facing same problem in footnote files.
Bhupathi L commented
We are facing same issue in our book. Please resolve it soon.
I have the same error. Although an error is noted in the preflight, it does not tell me where I can find it, or how I can fix it. It reflows the document and changes everything.