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Section markers and footnotes - section marker starts footnotes on wrong page

Mar 21, 2011 10:21 AM

I've placed section markers at the beginning of each chapter of a book I'm working on in Indesign CS5 so the footnotes will starts again at 1 at the beginning of each chapter. Most chapters are fine, but with 2 of them, even though I've placed the section markers in the right place, the footnotes start at 1 on the last page of the previous chapter. I've tried everything I can think of, but no matter where I place the section markers, the footnotes still start on the last page of the previous chapter. It's driving me nuts - can anyone help? Please??????

 
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    Aug 1, 2012 1:51 AM   in reply to Zareeba

    I'm having the same problem now working on a book with over 1200 footnotes in Indesign CS6. It can be helped by specifying a page number for starting a section (lay-out, numbering and section options), but that isn't very handy: the first proof of the book will be reviewed by the author, so page shifts will occur.

    Anyone got a better idea?

     
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    Aug 1, 2012 2:03 AM   in reply to Fritschy

    Check out my script. It can link section markers to paragraph styles. So

    if you want your footnote numbering to start with 1 at the beginning of

    each chapter, and you've got a paragraph style set up for your chapter

    headings (presumably), the script will take the hard work out of setting

    up the sections properly.

     

    www.freelancebookdesign.com

     

    Under the "scripts" tab, look for a script called "Section Stuff".

     

    Ariel

     
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    Aug 1, 2012 3:32 AM   in reply to [Ariel]

    Thanks for your reply. The demo version of the script seems to do the job excellently, so I just ordered the full version.

     
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    Aug 1, 2012 4:18 AM   in reply to Fritschy

    You should have received it by now.

     

    Thanks,

    Ariel

     
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    Aug 1, 2012 6:28 AM   in reply to [Ariel]

    I still had one problem: after using your script, I wanted to start page numbering after the table of contents, using roman numerals for the preliminary pages. (In the preliminary pages I didn't use the paragraph style where the section markers were linked to.) I ran into Zareeba's problem: the section started on the left page. (And the page frames shifted horizontally: left pages looked like right pages and vice versa.)

     

    To solve this I first removed all section markers, using your script (just to be sure). Then I went to single page view instead of spread view and only then made new sections (for roman and arabic page numbering). Then I reran your script, this time without checking the box for removing existing section markers. Worked perfectly.

     

    This may be a (late) answer to Zareeba.

     
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