I am laying out a scholarly book, and have just finished the index. Now I need to find which entries are in footnotes, and get the footnote number. I will then manually edit the generated index to include the footnote numbers. Each chapter is in a separate story within the same Indesign document (not an Indesign Book), and the footnote numbering starts over at the beginning of each chapter/story. I have also included some of the front matter in the index, so I do have entries in lower-case roman numerals.
Original: A se ipso (Aseity) 190, 231, 253, 269, 270, 272, 274
Edited: A se ipso (Aseity) 190, 231nn96-97, 253, 269, 270n201, 272, 274
The logic I am thinking of would go something like:
Open new document
For each index entry
If (in footnote)
Get and output: topic, (tab) page number/range associated with entry, (tab) footnote number (new line)
end For Each
Alternatively, I could
Search through only footnotes
at each entry output: topic, (tab) page number/range associated with entry, (tab) footnote number (new line)
In another thread, I saw this:
This may be what I am looking for, but i am not yet sure, since I also saw that "index" refers to the z-order.
Unfortunately, I am not familiar with Indesign Scripting, so the actual piecing it together by myself is, currently, beyond me. I could do this manually (I have started doing so) but that will take quite a while, and this book is already overdue.
God reward you,
brother Charles, FI