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  1. 9 hours ago, Ramon56 said:

    Fully agree. Even the basic implementation would be a great step forward. Advanced features such as automatic numbering, multi-page footnotes, etc, could wait for a second release.

    As I have mentioned before, adding endnotes is the least problematic of them all as they are collated towards the end of the chapter, section or book. The only need is to adjust the page count and numbering to accommodate the additional page(s) that the endnotes would take. But, like Trevor A's comment, adding the feature without auto-numbering makes the exercise a little pointless.

  2. @MikeTOThanks for the feedback.

    @John RostronThat's a very good point and I'll be interested in Mike's feedback.

    Personally, I think using linked images is the only way to go. In the main folder where I keep the images there are something like 36,000 and 101GB worth of data. Naturally, I will only be using a fraction of these, but it does demonstrate how unwieldy a book can become if the images were embedded.

    My project is rather mind-blowing (for me, anyway) as it's likely to be spread over five immense volumes of about 500–600pp, or ten volumes over the user-friendly 300pp each (hence my question). I've written about 460,000 words so far so it's very difficult ATM to calculate the best way forward, but I feel that sub-dividing the book into the various points in history is most pertinent.

    Thanks for the help,


  3. I'm just curious.

    I'd be interested to learn the size of projects that people are attempting. From my own aspect, my prevous books areΒ  illustrated on every spread, about 300pp in length, with pages measuring 210x280mm and I never had problems with InDesign.

    I've yet to make that leap of faith with Publisher (footnotes permitting), so is the format I propose too ambitious?

  4. garrettm30 was also the instigator of this very thread. I have already migrated back to InDesign (earlier paid for, not subscription) as there are three upcoming projects that need footnotes. It is surprising how easily I could adapt back to InDesign & Photoshop, to a certain extent that it shows the shortcomings of APub/Photo.

  5. Horse for Courses @J@HWC! πŸ˜‰ I have only used endnotes at the end of chapters for one book, without any adverse feedback, but you are right about having the various options for the placement of notes.

    My current book is so large (356,000 words and counting) that having them all at the back of the book would be a nightmare. One section alone has 1,100 footnotes, although that will be edited down in due course. Also, I never put pertinent data in a foot/endnote, just cross-references and sources.

  6. Is it possible that Serif are holding back this feature until v2.0 is ready? If so, then that is extremely pernicious.

    Let me reiterate: implementing endnotes is not difficult. It's really just collating all the footnotes into a table, creating a space at the end of the chapter, or book, and plonking the table there. Simples. Footnotes are a little trickier as this requires creating space for each page and juggling the content to accommodate them, but it still is not rocket science.

    The fact that the endnotes and/or footnotes do not even feature in a beta-test is dispiriting to say the least. That Serif cannot confirm one way or the other if/when it is appearing, equally so.

    Given the amount of comments this feature alone has generated (90% uncomplimentary - being generous here) just shows the disappointment being experienced by users. I agree with previous comments: DTP without end/footnotes is not DTP.

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