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Footnote import problem in Indesign 2021

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Mar 19, 2021 Mar 19, 2021

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I'm having issues with the footnote feature in Indesign 16.1. When I import a .docx file, Indesign does not pay attention to my footnote specifications. In particular, it ignores the settings about what to put after the footnote number. In this case I want to add a period followed by a tab, so I put that in the footnote options. But Indesign ignores it and  just puts a space. Since this document has 3075 footnotes, hand fixing them is not an option. If I flow the same  .docx  file into  Indesign 15.1.3, it behaves correctly. I have used exactly the same process and file for importing into Indesign 15 and 16

 

Similarly, if I save the .docx file to .doc, it also behaves correctly. (Though if I then save the .doc file back to  .docx, it doesn't work any more.) I have tried this with multiple word files and multiple Indesign files, always with the same result.

 

Is this a bug? I have tried deleting caches but it does not help.

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Apr 16, 2021 Apr 16, 2021

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FWIW: This thread is a duplicate of the linked thread below and therefore should be locked.

The issue is resolved. See:

 

Footnote problem
Gopa C, Mar 16, 2021

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/footnote-problem/m-p/11903280#M418492

 

For all lurkers: Turned out the issue was a bug with the installed plug-in WordsFlow.

However, EM Software, the makers of WordsFlow delivered a bug fix over night.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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