• Global community
    • Language:
      • Deutsch
      • English
      • Español
      • Français
      • Português
  • 日本語コミュニティ
    Dedicated community for Japanese speakers
  • 한국 커뮤니티
    Dedicated community for Korean speakers
Exit
3

World Ready Composer in ME edition causes footnote cues to mis-format

Community Beginner ,
Feb 16, 2024 Feb 16, 2024

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

My workflow is to edit in Word, and to use its footnote feature to create the footnotes. I assign all text to either character or paragraph styles, and ruthlessly eliminate all overrides.

 

I import into InDesign using WordsFlow (http://emsoftware.com/products/wordsflow/), assigning all the styles to the styles in my ID template. This creates a dynamic link between the documents, so any update in the Word file is reflected in ID when the file link is updated. It’s a robust system and doesn’t cause the error, which occurs with a ‘normal’ placement of the text and mapping of styles.

 

The Word footnotes therefore become ID footnotes (i.e. they sit at the bottom of the ID text frame). The ‘Footnote Reference’ character style which is applied by Word when you insert a new footnote, and is therefore mapped in the ID document to a style of the same name (but with different parameters).

 

The character style fot footnote cues in ID selects OpenType superiors to get the best typographic rendering.

 

Single-character footnote cues are OK, but multi-digit cues (10 upwards) misformat. The first character is correct for font, weight, and superior position, but the second and subsequent characters lose the superscript value and sit, at full size, on the baseline. (See the image: at the top is WR paragraph composer, below is non-WR paragraph composer.)

 

I can correct this by

 

(a) changing the composer for a paragraph with a multi-character footnote cue to the non-World-Ready paragraph composer. The fault does not occur in that composer, non in the single-line composer, but it does also occur in the World-Ready single line composer.

 

(b) changing the definition of the footnote cue to Superscript (i.e. a scaling/baseline shift of the base characters, not a ‘real’ superior character. Even this only works if I set OpenType Features / Figure Style to ‘Ignore’.

 

I would like to assign the WRP composer to all paragraphs, for simplicity, and also for the occasions where a paragraph entirely in e.g. Arabic or Hebrew requires footnoting.

 

And I would prefer to use ‘true’ OT superiors.

 

I hope a resolution can be found.

TOPICS
Bug , Import and export

Views

64

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Beginner ,
Feb 16, 2024 Feb 16, 2024

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LATEST

Just for completeness:  InDesign ME (Arabic/English) 19.2; MS Word for Mac 16.77.1; MacOS 11.7.10; iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines