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I've been scouring the web for an answer to this one and have found nothing anywhere. Any help or will I have to enter these in manually (eek!)?
The concept of endnotes does not exist in InDesign. Essentially it only handles footnotes, i.e. notes on the same page. If you need the notes to be placed at the end of the chapter, or the book, you'll have to do it manually.
The concept of endnotes does not exist in InDesign.
I suppose this is technically correct. Think of endnotes as part of the text stream, either a new chapter if end-of-book notes, or more text following a subhead ("notes") if end-of-chapter. The moral is you have some organizing to do in the files you import.
There are a number of situations with notes that make for a lot of work using InDesign -- or any layout program. We get five to six books per year that have two footnote streams, one numbered, one signaled by the asterisk sequence. We occasionally get a book with three notes streams -- alpha, numbered and asterisks.
Or a book where the text is single column, but the footnotes are to be set double column. Or three languages (with footnotes) running parallel on a two-page spread.
All of these are infrequent, and you cannot expect any layout program to provide for them in any automatic fashion. They just require extra work.
Thanks for your help! I figured I would have to go at it manually.