I've imported a long essay from Word into InDesign, to lay out in a newsletter. I imported the footnotes/endnotes, and while I was able to map styles to my liking, I'm having trouble selecting the footnote text.
The problem is that my selections are limited to one footnote at a time. When I open up "Show Special Characters", I see there is a "#" symbol after every footnote paragraph, I don't know what that means.
My objective is to copy and paste all the footnote text to a separate text frame, so I can lay it out manually on the spreads. Why can't select a bunch of footnotes at once, like regular text? Is there a way to "disable" footnotes? Or make the footnote text act like regular text?
Thanks for any tips!
To clarify, I'd like to "unlink" the footnotes from the footnote references... currently if I copy/paste a paragraph that contains a footnote reference, the footnote text is copied with it, I want to handle the reference number and text SEPARATELY.
if I copy/paste a paragraph that contains a footnote reference, the footnote text is copied with it
I think that the way indesign handle footnotes, but you can try to convert footnotes to endnotes from MS word or used Peter Kahrel footnotes to endnotes script: