Is it OK to ask an EPUB question?

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  • #127001

    Howdy! Somebody over at the Adobe forums suggested I check out the forums here for my EPUB questions, but I noticed that the EPUB forum was closed, so I hope it’s OK if I sneak in a question on this general forum.

    My ebook skills are cobbled together from YouTube tutorials and trial and error, so even after a couple of years making EPUB and MOBI files, I’m still bumping into what are probably elementary issues. The latest cropped up in some “love notes” from Amazon about my footnotes not back-linking to the text. Is that some magic setting I need to adjust in InDesign, either in the footnote formatting dialog or the EPUB export dialog? Or is it something I need to do outside of InDesign? If the latter, anybody got any leads for me?

    And if I’m being unacceptably off-topic, just shoo me away, and I’ll go weep quietly in a corner… ;-)



  • #127004

    David Blatner

    We may not have the answer here, but just in case: Are you referring specifically to an InDesign document you’re exporting to EPUB, and then uploading to Amazon to convert to Kindle?

  • #127006

    Yep! InDesign > EPUB, then from Kindle Previewer > MOBI.

  • #127030

    Aaron Troia


    I’m not sure how many footnotes you have, but probably one of the easiest ways is to go through and replace your footnotes with InDesign’s Footnotes (right click > Insert footnote). That will create the cross-reference linking that is needed in Epub’s and Mobi’s for linked footnotes.


  • #127037

    That’s how all of my footnotes are always done…and I assumed that would be sufficient, but evidently not. Any ideas on troubleshooting?

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