I have a Word document with about 50 endnotes that I've imported into InDesign. For some reason, my endnotes are not auto-updating. Here's what happens when I try to do the following:
Is there a way to manually update/refresh endnotes? Like updating cross-references? If not is there a setting I need to turn on? Note that at least for this file, re-importing it from Word is not an option as I've spent a considerable amount of time formatting/laying out this file. However if there is a setting I need to adjust when importing I'd like to hear this. I made a few test files where I imported Word documents with endnotes and they seemed to work fine, so I'm hoping this is a simple fix.
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End Notes are an automated system, which means they will always by at the end of the page (footnotes) or end of document (endnotes)
If you want to edit their layout manually, that is a lot of work and you will have to make a new document with the content imported and the text of your footnotes/endnotes separately. but there will be no link between the two or an updating link with MS Word either.
I'm using a 2017 MacBook Pro running MacOS Mojave 10.14.5.
My version of InDesign is 14.0.2.
Here is a screenshot of the error message:
Can you check your Layers Panel, just in case. It could be Hidden or Locked
I checked the layers panel and did a little reading it on it. It doesn't look like it's locked, here is a screenshot:
Did you ever solve this? I have the same problem.
can you provide an InDesign document where you see this issue for testing?
Put it on Dropbox or a similar service and post the link for download.
Also describe exactly what you want to do, what you are actually doing step by step and what the result is.
Provide a document before and a document after so that we can see the difference. Also post some screenshots.
FWIW: This issue could be a bug. But it could also be something else.
Did you start the document where you see this? Or do you work on a document that was built by someone else?
Is there a InCopy workflow involved?
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Thanks for responding Uwe,
I actually just figured it out – it was that I had tracked changes turned on, so when my editor (in InCopy) or myself (in InDesign) made changes deleting or moving text with endnotes, they were still technically there, just hidden, hence the message "The Endnote Reference/Text is either hidden or locked." As soon as I turned off tracked changes, and accepted all changes in the document, the duplicate endnotes disappeared and everything is numbered correctly.
thank you very much for your reply. I think that the same happened to our OP zamon6996.
So I will tag your answer as the correct one.
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