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May 18th, 2005 at 3:45 pm

book – chapter endnotes – master document

Postby John Keller on Wed May 18, 2005 3:45 pm
Writing a book … WP 8.0 … using a Master Document … How do I attach subdoc’s (chapters) with separate endnotes for each chapter?

So when the book is complete it will inculde the endnotes at the end of each chapter.

John Keller

Post by Graphcat on Wed May 18, 2005 4:46 pm
Usually, it’s the reverse, with endnotes all together at the end of the book, unless there are different authors for each chapter. To keep notes separated by chapter, footnotes are the usual approach, and there are shipping macros (included in nearly all versions of WP) to convert between endnotes and footnotes. That said, it should be possible to do it with endnotes–you’ll have to experiment some.

Most likely approach would be to convert the endnotes to text within each subdocument. It’s likely that you would have to do that within each subdocument while the master document is CLOSED, so that you don’t end up converting the entire book’s set of endnotes into one block. Corel has a macro in their knowledge base to do the endnote–>text conversion, especially for WP 8.

You can search for the article by ID 205229 here:

How to Convert EndNotes to Text
Article ID: 205229

Jerry Stern

Post by John Keller on Wed May 18, 2005 5:13 pm
Thanks for your rapid response to my inquery … you gave me some things to work on … the possibility of turning the foot notes to text and adding them separately to each subdoc (chapter) is the simplist … so I will begin with that … this of course dose not easily permit editing in the future.

I am trying to get this document together for a publisher who requested that I present my manuscript in printer copy ready format (Word Perfect Only) … as I understand the publisher (who is short on words and high on demands) he want the book with endnotes at the end of each chapter … this is my first technical book … I have 28 years of research and work in the MS … I have of course not worked on it full time … this has always been a sort of hobby during my free time … had a busy schedule to say the least over the past 45 years … I am now 63.

Thanks again
John D. Keller

To make additional editing somewhat easier, keep two file sets of the subdocuments, before and after converting the endnotes to text, so you can always go back a step. Maintaining both through the edit process could be messy, but the set that has endnotes doesn’t have to include every edit, as long as the order of notes and the details of the notes themselves don’t change–that set is only for use to re-build and copy the endnotes as needed. Dangers of confusing the sets are pretty clear; I would be tempted to change the export-notes version to an unusual blue font or something else highly visible, just to keep things distinct and separated.

And you’re welcome.