Automatically import endnotes, or add them to your documents and quickly reference citations, in Adobe InDesign CC.
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Note: You’ll need the latest version of Adobe InDesign CC to use this feature.

Import endnotes automatically

When you choose File > Place text from a word processing application, endnotes are preserved and the citation text is placed on a new page at the end of your story. 

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Insert an endnote manually

To insert a new endnote, select the Type tool (T) and click to add an insertion point next to a word or sentence where you want to add the endnote. Right-click and select Insert Endnote. A superscripted reference number is added, and you can type the text on the Endnotes page. New endnotes are placed in chronological order with imported endnotes.

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Style your endnotes

You can easily change the appearance of the endnotes and decide where to position them in the document. Choose Type > Document Endnote Options. Here you can change the numbering style, apply paragraph and character styles, and much more. Tip: Try applying the ready-to-use Endnote text Paragraph Style and Endnote reference Character Style to your endnotes.

Endnotes are created at the end of a document by default, but you can choose to position endnotes at the end of a story instead. 

Tip: When you import a document with endnotes, new Paragraph and Character Styles are created. Edit those for fine typographic control and efficiency.

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Jump between endnote and text

To navigate between the endnote and text, right-click the endnote and select either Go to Endnote Text or Go to Endnote Reference, depending on what you clicked.

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Hope this overview has been useful. Read Endnotes to learn more about this InDesign feature.

11/15/2017
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