2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 10, 2016 9:34 PM by pg43524811

    How to update cross-reference paragraph numbers in InDesign (for Endnotes)

    pg43524811

      I am having a problem with cross-references between two documents in a Book.

      When I add another Endnote cross-reference in the text, the link numbering does not update.

       

      (Note: this process originates with Adobe instructions: Endnotes in InDesign CS4/CS5)

       

      PROBLEM DESCRIPTION

       

      I have two documents open:

      Document A. Text document with three spots in the text where I need Endnotes links

      Document B. Notes document with references as numbered paragraphs 1, 2, and 3

       

      I then insert a cross-reference in the text of A, referencing paragraphs 1, 2, and 3 in B.

      Result:

      * A link number "1" is created in the text of document A linked to paragraph "1" in document B.

      * Same for links 2 and 3. This all works, no problem.

       

      Later, I come back to my documents and add another cross-reference in the text between 2 and 3. Result:

      * B correctly updates the reference numbers, now displaying paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4

      * A incorrectly displays links numbered 1, 2, 3, 3

       

      QUESTION

       

      How do I get the cross-reference link to update?

      Document A's link number should update to correctly displays the updated paragraph numbers in B

       

      ATTEMPTED SOLUTIONS

       

      * All documents saved and restarted

      * Ran Preflight

      * Synced all Book documents