Hi, I'm setting up a book that will have about 28 chapters, and a great many notes. I'd like to show the notes as endnotes, at the end of each chapter, with the endnote numbering restarting at the beginning of each chapter. I'll be importing each chapter from Word. I frankly do not understand the whole story concept, and cannot find a way of making this work. Anyone know how to do this? Thanks!
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Hi @Debra22550563t8yk ,
Thanks for reaching out. I found a similar discussion on the community which you can refer to here https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/chapter-specific-endnotes-at-end-of-book/m-p/109...
Let us know if this helps or if you need any further assistance.
Thank you, Rishabh! This does it, I think. I'll reach out again if I can't make this work. Many thanks!
Gald to hear that! Feel free to reach out if you need any further assistance.
The simplest and most absolute method is to make each chapter a separate INDD file, and then collate the book using the Book feature.
There are ways to break a single INDD doc into separate stories and manage notes based on that, but... trust me. You want to manage them by file.
You may find this simpler if you set up and do all major design and layout and tweaking on one chapter (not necessarily #1; choose a chapter that has the most content and features, so as to incorporate as many elements as possible). When you have that chapter file where you want it, use it as the template to create the others. That will simplify the book-synchronization step when you want to update styles across all the component files.
"The simplest and most absolute method is to make each chapter a separate INDD file, and then collate the book using the Book feature." Default the endnotes will be collected at the end of the book. But how do you do that? In my case the endnotes are still at the end of each document instead of at the end of the book (what I prefare)
If you use the INDB functionality, you will make for each chapter a single INDD. When you make endnotes in each document (chapter) the endnotes were created at the end of a chapter anyway.