The endnote feature added to InDesign CC 2018 made adding endnotes in an InDesign file so easy! Now check out just how easy it is to use endnotes created in Microsoft Word. Importing the endnotes from a Word document actually requires no effort at all, as the option to import endnotes is enabled by default in the Microsoft Word Import Options.

To import endnotes from Word documents

  1. Choose File>Place.
  2. Select the Word document(s) you want to import.
  3. Click Open.

All the endnotes from the Word document are imported and added in a new text frame on a new page at the end of the story or at the end of the document, depending on the scope selected in Type>Document Endnote Options.

If you select multiple Word documents to import at the same time, the endnotes will be imported into one text frame at the end of the document if the Scope is set to Document in Type>Document Endnote Options.

If the Scope is set to Story, the endnotes are imported into separate text frames for each document at the end of the each story.

Check out our handbook, Using Adobe InDesign CC 2018, to learn more!

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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.