Can you tell what version of InDesign you are using?
- If I Place the entire Word doc in InDesign, and break the text, the endnotes renumber themselves.
Because I don't know of any version that supports endnotes. Thus far, they are always converted to plain text, and so if you first import your Word text and then break up the InDesign document, the numbering should stay as it was.
You say endnotes, but the behavior you describe sounds a little like footnotes...
I discovered that if they aren't footnotes, but endnotes, they are truly just text. I'm so happy!
CS5.5 Sorry about that! It was 3 am.
I made them endnotes in the Word doc and now they are text in InDesign. Whew! Thanks for that!