Hello, I have a document with an imported Word file. It crashed constantly, I couldn't even look at the story editor without it locking up. I tried everything I could find to fix the corruption. I exported it out as an IDML and reimporting it, resetting the preferences, etc.
Nothing worked so assuming that the Word file is just too big and complicated for ID, I cut the one long continuous story into separate chapters. This now seems to be working. But unfortunately now the footnotes are incorrect. They start over for every story/chapter.
The footnote controls are global and not specific to each story/section so if chapter 1 footnotes end at 345, I have the first footnote in Chapter 2 as 1, not 346. If I use the 'Document Footnote options..' to have it start at 346, it starts the document, not the individual story. Arrrrgh!
By trying to circumvate the crashing issue I have created yet another issue. Anyone know of a way to more specifically control the footnotes (I have thousands)? Thanks. -Derryl
Reconnecting the stories should fix the footnotes, but do it on a copy in case it reintroduces the crashing problem.
I don't work a lot with footnotes, but it seems to me that most books I've used it's a common practice to restart numbering at each chapter. If these are really footnote, or even endnotes at the end of each chapter, I don't see how having 4-digit footnumbrs is any advantage.
Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, I have no say regarding this. These are academic books which use a large number of footnotes. Academic books often site other papers and books specifically by footnote number. The book must match the published paper. Explicit control over footnotes is necessary.
So does re-threading a copy casue crashing again?