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How do you renumber endnotes to start at one, at the beginning of each chapter?
please define what you mean by "each chapter".
Is the document built in a way that every "chapter" is one single story, a number of text frames threaded together?
Also see Change endnote numbering and layout in the help files where Mode is set to Restart Every Story:
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What if you don't want to break your manuscript up into separate stories? My manuscripts come to me as a single Word file, and I program the chapter titles to start on new pages. I tried marking those pages as section starts, the endnotes still didn't restart at 1. This to me would seem the easiest option.
First, it was a lot of work to copy/paste each chapter into a separate flow (I realize there may be easier ways to do this).
Second, cutting the flowing text up leaves room for risk of introduced error.
Third, if the chapters change in length due to revisions, smart reflow can cause problems, but turned off, I risk tail ends of chapters running into overset text, or leaving blank pages at the end of chapters.
Fourth, I use WordsFlow a lot, so that editors can resupply me with revised versions of the manuscript. So once I chop the text up, this function is lost to me, and it is an important part of my workflow.
Are there other workarounds?
Or can I ask Adobe to revise the Endnote function so you can restart the numbering at each chapter?
Also, when the endnotes get sent to the back, can't the chapter titles be included as subheads? Now I have to create those heads at the back, and type (or paste) in the chapter titles to identify which chapter the new set of endnotes refers to.
"So once I chop the text up, this function is lost to me, and it is an important part of my workflow.
Are there other workarounds?"
when working with WordsFlow in this case you could change your workflow to one single Word file per chapter. You could ask the developers to revise the Endnotes feature in InDesign; for that the best place currently is InDesign UserVoice's Feature Request page:
Sign in to InDesign Prerelease and speak up there at Prerelease Discussions:
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Erin Finnegan, Oct 18, 2019
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I'll follow up on those links to Adobe.
While I am not a power coder like you, I have been using InDesign since InDesign 2.0 (and owned InDesign 1.0!) to produce large book projects, so have a pretty clear idea of what I need from InDesign to get the job done, and have spent years figuring out workarounds. When ID started being able to do Endnotes relatively recently, I was so glad, but then hit in the face with a wet fish when I encountered the limitations.
Thanks so much!
Do you truly mean Endnotes or are you referring to Footnotes? Do the notes appear at the bottom of each page or are they aggregated at the end of the document.