The wait is over! InDesign users now have the ability to add endnotes to their documents without requiring third-party products or scripts.

Create an Endnote

To insert an endnote into text, place the cursor at the point where the endnote reference number should appear and select Type>Insert Endnote, or choose the Insert Endnote command via the contextual menu. The endnote reference number is added and an endnote frame is automatically created on a new page at the end of the story or document, or the cursor loads for manual placement. A set of colored opening and closing markers signifies the endnote content. Endnote text can then be typed or pasted into the frame. A new icon in the lower left corner of the frame indicates that a frame contains endnotes.

You can easily navigate between the endnotes frame and its reference within long documents. Insert the cursor in the endnote text and right-click. From the context menu, select Go to Endnote Reference Number and the cursor will jump to the corresponding endnote reference number. This also works to navigate from the endnote reference number to the endnote text. With the cursor near the reference number, choose Go to Endnote Text.

Endnote Options

Endnote options define what paragraph styles are applied to the endnote title and text, control the numbering style, and define additional appearance and layout options. Choose Type>Document Endnote Options to access the dialog.

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Posted by: Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy has worked in the publishing industry for over 30 years supporting publishing operations of various sizes. In her role as Technical Product Manager for Technology for Publishing, she shares her publishing application expertise supporting a broad range of publishing clients in InDesign best practices, cross-platform content workflows, and InDesign Template strategies. Her weekly tip and blog posts have a committed following in the InDesign community, and as a long-time participant in the InDesign pre-release community, she regularly analyzes and provides feedback for upcoming features. Monica manages the authoring and publication of Technology for Publishing’s handbooks on InDesign, InCopy, and other associated titles.