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Books feature: auto update footnotes accordingly

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Oct 14, 2021 Oct 14, 2021

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Hi all, OS Catalina, latest ID CC

 

I am working on a publication that has five chapters so I sectioned them into chapters and collate them via InDesign book function (i.e. New -> Book).

 

The file client gave me was in Microsoft Word, so I separated each chapter into its own MS Word document to better "place" it into InDesign. However, when I separated the file into 5 MSW documents, MSW autamatically resets footnote numbering.

 

For example, chapter 1 has 10 footnotes, chapter 2 has 10 footnotes. But when I separated the document, chapter 2's first footnote becomes 1 again, while it should be 11.

 

Is there a way for InDesign to automate my Book so that it recognizes which footnote comes first and renumber them as well as the footnote references accordingly?

 

Appreciate any tips!

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No. Create one single InDesign document with one main story for all the chapters and let the text flow from page to page with your footnotes.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Yes. "1 click, by script!"

 

(^/)  The Jedi

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