1 Reply Latest reply on May 26, 2014 11:24 AM by Peter Spier

    Serious problems with footnotes. Please help!

    mummiepoep-2 Level 1


      Working with InDesign CS 6 with a book containing about 200 pages with 330 footnotes, numbered from 1 to 330 throughout the whole book.


      This day suddenly adding a new footnote at the beginning of the book (somewhere between footnote 11 and 12) is no longer possible. InDesign stops working and has to be ended by way of the taskmanager.


      When I add a footnote somewhere between footnote 280 and 281 it is still working.

      When I delete half of the book and half of the footnotes it is also working.


      So there seems to be a capacity-problem where InDesign "says": enough footnotes.


      I am not optimistic about a solution because (as an old user) I am aware that Adobe not repaired even the smallest imperfections concerning the management of footnotes since Pagemaker 3.


      But does someone know a solution or work around?


      The only thing I can think of is to manually add "footnoot-like" comments under the text on every page and placing some superscript sign to "fake" real footnotes. That is what we already have to do if we want to place a footnoot inside a table. Another very old and never solved problem! Even not after 10 years!


      I am also uncertain if breaking up all these footnotes starting new numberings for each section will solve the problem as the TOTAL amount of notes will not change. But adding a footnoot AT THE BEGINNING of a small section (with less footnotes) may "push forward" less notes and therefor may (?) prevent InDesign from crashing?


      Thanks for your appreciated help!