I have a Word file where the endnotes start from 30. When I place this file into Indesign, ID renumbers the endnotes from 1. Is there a way to make Indesign start the notes at 30 like the Word file?
Appreciate any help.
Thanks for the reply,
The method you described ensures that all new endnotes start at the specified number but it doesn't do anything for placed endnotes from Word. The placed file that I'm using has about 100 endnotes with the first one starting from a number other than 1. As mentioned, when I place it into Word, Indesign renumbers everthing from 1 whereas I need to keep the numbering that same as it was specified in Word.
There doesn't seem to be a way to change the numbering once the file has been placed and all the endnotes are in place. Or am I missing something?
Are the note markers in the body of the text correctly numbered?
I've never had to deal with end notes from word, but if memory serves they just get placed as an ordinary story or as text tacked on to the end of the main story. Does ID format them as a numbered list? If so you should be able to selct the start number from the numbered list options. If not, I suppose you could use Find/Chnage to remove the plain text numbering and convert to a numbered list style.
No the markers aren't correct - instead of starting from 30, Indesign starts from 1. They're not formatted as a numbered list either.
All of the note markers are in superscript so I guess I could target that and replace with a numbered list as you suggest.
Would be good if ID's footnote/endnote function was as advanced as Word.
No, no. You misunderstood.
The numbered list only applies to the notes themselves, not the markers in the running text. As I said, I've never dealt with this situation, so I'm spitballing. Do the markers change if you go into the footnote options and change the start number? If not, I think it's probably scriptable to loop through the doc and find superscripts and replace them with new numbers starting at 30.
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