I have reviewed several of the posts about endnotes and now am not sure which method to follow. I have a book file with more than 70 files. Each of these files [a chapter] has endnotes which are to appear all at the end in one chapter called endnotes. they restart numbering for every chapter [i.e. chapter 1 has endnotes 1-5, chapter 2 has endotes 1-9, etc]
The problem is that the text has already been carefully formatted and I don't want ot lose the formattign - so I cannot simply reimport the word file- which has the endnotes manually with numbers like 3, 4, 4.1, 4.2, etc.] I'd liek to make the endnotes dynamic as I must prepare teh document for Kindle and epub as well.
i mus t now insert the endnotes manually in each chapter - i know of the script to convert footnotes ot endnotes. But it is my understanding that teh script will place teh endnotes at teh end of each chapter/file. If I then try to copy these all into one file at teh end - I'm pretty sure I will lose the dynamic links.
I could try to do this using cross-reference but from what i've read it's pretty flaky across multiple documents and prone to crashing.
I could also combine all my separate chapters into one humongous file - using the "move" pages command.
This will be very tedious and seems to defeat teh whole purpose of the book but will enable me to use the footnotes to endnotes script.
Which is the lesser of 2 evils -or is there something else I can do?
Hmmm... if you're not using a script to do this conversion, you might need to do this by hand. Have a look at this tip I just wrote-up for a previous question. It might give you an idea. See: http://forums.adobe.com/message/5923811#5923811
In your case you'd only continue the numbering across stories, not documents in a book.