Improving the various options of footnotes
In one of the latest versions of InDesign, endnotes have undergone a significant upgrade as they have become live endnotes than static endnotes. But unfortunately, the footnotes are left far behind.
We really ask that you rewrite the footnote feature so that the following features are possible:
1) Select all the footnotes at once (by Cmd + A or Ctrl + A)
2) Option to split footnotes into a number of columns is different from the main text (not just span footnotes but complete control over the number of columns)
3) Continuous footnotes in the same paragraph (run-in).
4) Possibility to add any decoration or title to the footnotes (and not just the 'Rule above')
5) Option for a different position of the footnotes on the page, and not just at the bottom (side notes)
6) Possibility to control the footnote settings for each story individually.
Carla Crafford commented
Option for footnotes to appear at the end of text frames/boxes - even if text frames are spread over two or more pages. As it is, the footnotes appear at the bottom of each page rather than at the bottom of the last page of text.
João Silva commented
All of this, please!
And also the option to have multiple references within the text that point to the same foot/end note. Perhaps a foot/endnote panel, like the cross-references, where the user can choose the settings for each foot/endnote?
Sholom Ber Gurary commented
VERY CRITICAL AND EXTREMEY USEFUL!
PLEASE ADD ADOBE!!
Also need the option to have multiple references within the text to to the same foot/end note text.
Uwe Laubender commented
See also this discussion at the InDesign User Forum that adds some other feature requests to the Footnotes feature. Especially read what Bevi Chagnon says:
Bevi Chagnon - PubCom
Adobe Community Professional , Aug 30, 2021
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Liz Smith commented
Especially the footnotes in different column counts from the main text - that would be exceedingly helpful!
גם אני מצטרף........
Bevi Chagnon | ACP commented
Need to create our own custom footnote "numbering" system. In some professional fields, they have required footnote sequences, such as *, †, ‡, ¶, § which at this time, is not available in Document footnote options.
Let us create a custom pattern of numbering/symbols.
And to do this for each individual story thread, not the entire document.
And to create a different pattern/sequence for EACH TABLE, too. Right now, a table's footnotes get numbered (and placed) along with the document's footnotes.
Quite often, document footnotes are 1, 2, 3, while the table footnotes are *, **, ** or a, b, c.
Familia Saiegh commented
jimmy wilam commented
חחח, ידעתי שזה תכונה שרק יהודים מעוניינים בה, נראה שרק בספרי קודש יש הערות שוליים בשני עמודים כששאר הטקסט הוא בעמוד אחד!!!
Stevan Veljkovic commented
It ought to be possible for the document-wide numbering sequence to be overridden for a single note that has a one-off marking; for example, the standard, menu set sequence pattern is 1, 2, 3, 4, but for one specific note the marker is an asterisk (*). It's actually somewhat bewildering to learn that this is not already possible!
חחח חח commented
Bevi Chagnon | PubCom.com commented
Allow a user-defined pattern of References and footnote Labels.
Some our textbook authors have their own pattern of symbols for footnotes that are different from the choices in InDesign's footnote controls.
Also need to have a different numbering sequence of footnotes for tables and graphics. Example: the main story might use 1,2,3, etc. for its footnotes, but the tables might use *, **, etc.
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