Endnotes user content can leak into the main story
InDesign/InCopy 2021 16.x
Editing a story with InCopy shouldn't cause user-entered extra endnote content to leak into the main story.
The first character of user content directly after the terminating endnote marker (so in the same paragraph as the terminating endnote marker) can leak into the main story when the story's link is updated.
The attached screenshot (leakedtext.png) shows Story A (Id1), which has some user content directly after each endnote, being exported to and viewed in InCopy (Ic), where an X, Y, and Z have found their way from the endnotes into the main story during the opening of the ICML file. The same X, Y, & Z appear in the main story of the InDesign document (Id2) after updating from the ICML file.
We're happy to announce that the fix for this issue is now available in the latest update of InDesign - version 17.2 that is available from Creative Cloud Desktop application.
Please update to this latest version to get the fix.
Adobe InDesign team
It's Alexis again regarding importing unwanted text from Word. This is what the original text looks like.
Not sure if this is related, but I have a ton of unwanted text showing up in InDesign when I import MS Word. It seems like InDesign is importing hidden text, particularly the references used in the text. It adds a bunch of text that one does not see in the original MS file. I have to go in and copy and paste the text to fix it. There must be some way to avoid having to do this. When I use Control + D, I assume that it will import what is in the file, not hidden words and characters! Many authors use reference software and perhaps some of this is leaking over.