I'm about to layout a book that has a tremendous amount of endnotes, all at the end of the book. My usual method is to use the book palette with its separate chapter docs, and break up the entire Word manuscript into individual chapter docs as well, then import each individual Word chapter doc into its corresponding InDesign chapter doc.
How does this work for Endnotes? I tried a test — breaking up the Word manuscript into individual chapter docs and then importing one chapter into an Indesign doc. The formating for the endnotes changed from arabic to roman numerals. I had to input the endnote numbers individually, but in doing so, endnote reference numbers are at the end of the chapter, rather than the end of the book, which is where they're actually supposed to be, and there's no sources attached to the endnote numbers.
Does this mean that in order for the endnotes to function properly I need to import the entire manuscript in one file? Is there a way to have endnotes at the end of the book using the book palette function?
In terms of laying it out as a single document, do you have any advice on how to space the last paragraph of one chapter to the beginning of another chapter? Do you just hit the return button until the starting text of the next chapter lands on an odd page? How do you style for the varying gaps between chapters? Something to keep in mind is that I'll eventually be exporting this to epub format so if you've any advice that would help for both formats, I would appreciate it very much.
Sorry for the naive questions. With long documents, I've always used the book palette.