I have a lengthy 145,000 word non-fiction Word Document with many Endnotes. On trying to load the manuscrpit into InDesign the Endnotes they reset to continuous numbers instead of the numbers starting fresh for each chapter. With over 1000 references I need the Endnote numbers to remain as they are in the Word document. Any suggestions?
you may already solved your issue with endnotes numbering.
My late answer here should apply for the casual reader or someone with a similar problem.
To make live endnotes start numbering with a new chapter, the text of every new chapters must be in its own story. To break a long story of threaded text frames with all of your chapters in several stories ( each chapter should go into one single story ) you can use a script by Arial Walden to break the long story:
Break Text Thread: A Free InDesign Script by Ariel, January 28, 2020
InDesign makes it surprisingly difficult to break the link between two text frames without otherwise modifying the layout. …
Supposed you successfully broke your one big single story into smaller ones, each is a chapter, the endnotes are gathered in their own endnotes stories just after each chapter. You now may want bring all the endnotes to the end of your document:
Move the text frames of your endnote stories to the end of your document.
Do not copy/paste them; just move them. You can do this if you zoom out of your document and move the text frames accross the spreads. Do not thread the endnotes text frames together. That will break the workflow and the endnote texts.