creating a book file comprised of about 25 individual .indd files. Each file has its own footnotes. All the files are working as expected with auto numbering working correctly for eavh footnote within the file ---- except one file that I cannot get autonumbering to work. All the files are based on the same parent page formats, all paragraph styles are loaded in each doc based on the universal styles created (without any docs open). The "footnote" style I created (original name huh?) is exactly the same in every file, but one file still will not auto number - every footnote in the offending file is "1". I've deleted all the footnotes from the offending file, re-loaded the footnote paragraph style from the original source used for each file, saved the file, reopened the file and re-entered the footnotes. No change.
really don't want to have to recreate the entire file but that's what I'm looking at unless someone out there has an idea. The remaining 24 files are all working properly. I've looked through the community for help but haven't found any solution that solves the problem.
any and all ideas welcome!
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In the document you're having problems with, does the text exist in one story? The text frames need to threaded together to create a story, and numbering would restart if that is not the case.
Steve - I guess I don't understand the whole "story" construct. Are you saying all text boxes should be linked together (somehow) within an .indd file?
thanks for responding.
If you don't have your main text / story flowing through threaded / linked together TextFrames - how do you "have" your text?
How do you keep your text flowing between pages & spreads?
Robert - not sure I could replicate it. Too much finagling with the text on my part is the primary culprit. Lesson learned. Thanks for the input.
I looked at the file in the story editor. It was a train wreck: oversets all over the place from excessive cutting and pasting. I added enough additional parent pages to the file to repaste the text from the original source, deleted the older pages and just reapplied paragraph styles. Worked like a charm.
Have you tried IDMLing?
Export as IDML, open and save with a new name.
I will give that a shot.Thanks.