Working With Endnotes in InDesign
This article appeared in Issue 105 of InDesign Magazine.
The Good, Bad, and Ugly of InDesign’s new Endnotes feature
When footnotes were added to InDesign, back in 2005 (version CS2), I wrote about them for issue #5 of InDesign Magazine. So here we are, twelve years and exactly 100 issues of the magazine later… and the other shoe has dropped: InDesign CC 2018 has finally gained the ability to create endnotes.
Endnotes, as you probably know, are just like footnotes—they’re numbered auxiliary notes that relate to text in the body of the publication—but instead of sitting at the bottom of each page, they’re placed at the end of a story or document. Endnotes are very common in academic and trade book publishing, but until now it has been a hassle to create them in InDesign. But before you get too excited, it’s worth saying that the new features have some significant limitations. How successful you are with them depends on how well you understand how they work, what their pitfalls are, and how you can best take advantage of them in a particular project. So read on to find out.. . . .
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