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Endnote reference links don't work (both ways).

New Here ,
Jun 23, 2021 Jun 23, 2021

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In InDesign, I imported a word document containing endnotes. The links between the reference numbers and the endnote texts don't work. What did I do wrong?

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Jun 23, 2021 Jun 23, 2021

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Did you perhaps import the endnotes as static endnotes?

Check the import options for Word files.

 

Or does linking do not work "only" with an exported PDF?

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Jun 25, 2021 Jun 25, 2021

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Thanks for your reply. No, I did not import the endnotes as static endnotes, and no, PDFs are not concerned here.

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Strabon

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Jun 26, 2021 Jun 26, 2021

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Hi Strabon,

you did nothing wrong, if you checked your import settings and the option for Endnotes was selected.

I assume here that you are using InDesign 2021 and a docx document from Microsoft Word.

 

Hm. Look into the Word document with Microsoft Word.

Perhaps the docx file was saved with a different application, not Microsoft Word ?

Or were the endnotes done with a special Word extension?

 

If the endnotes are "live" from a Microsoft Word perspective, save the file to a new name and try the import to InDesign again.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Jun 26, 2021 Jun 26, 2021

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Oh, and could you post a small sample of the docx file and the InDesign document so that we could test if there is a bug with InDesign's import options? Best put it on Dropbox or a similar service and post the download link.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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