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The fix for this issue is now available in the latest update (14.0.2) of InDesign 2019.
If you are unable to see the update notification, open the menu (three dots) from the top-right of Creative Cloud desktop application and click on ‘Check For App Updates’.
Once the update button is shown against InDesign, click on the button to update to Id 14.0.2.
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The list of fixed issues can be found at: helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html
Adobe InDesign teamAnn Marr commented
Working with an imported Word document in CC 2018. Endnotes were manually typed in Word to avoid automatic numbering. To import the doc into InDesign, the numbers did not resemble endnote numbering, but appeared to be normal text. Now, in InDesign, once the numbers were superscripted (manually, not by using a style), they became automatic and are changing.
Example: endnote 81 is supposed to be 1880 census... but was Civil War Draft. I printed the endnotes, started checking them, and suddenly endnote 81 is correct, but 83 is wrong. Each time I open the document, different endnotes have changed numbers. With nearly 900 endnotes, this is a disaster.
The endnotes are in a separate document from the text. I had created a book doc to manage the book (4 sections: text, report, endnotes, and index) but have now deleted it, hoping to eliminate the problem. But I have to check all those notes.
With a copy of the InDesign doc, will try inserting the endnotes and see if I can straighten it out. But I resent having this monumental job thrown at me. This is a book for publication - the endnotes MUST be correct.
In conclusion, when the imported Word document has numbers typed in as if they are words, InDesign should recognize that automatic numbering is not desired, especially when a style is not applied. They were not to be static or dynamic endnotes - they were to be text I handled manually.