Automatically import endnotes, or add them to your documents and quickly reference citations, in Adobe InDesign.

Note: You’ll need the latest version of Adobe InDesign 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. 


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.


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.


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.


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

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