Footnotes

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A footnote is a text element at the bottom of a page that provides additional information about a point made in the main text. The footnote might provide more information, offer an alternate viewpoint or list a citation for the source of a quote, idea or statistic. Endnotes serve the same purpose but are grouped together at the end of a chapter, article or book, rather than at the bottom of each page.

Figure 6.24. A footnote automatically postioned at the bottom of the text frame. A pre-made footnote style with a rule above is automatically applied to the footnote text.

Fraction-size superscript numbers must not introduce the footnotes themselves… [S]uperscript numbers don't make sense and are a disease… Since one should be able to find a footnote quickly, the normal number in the type size of the footnote must be used, never a superscript."[1]

[1] Jan Tschichold: "Typesetting Superscript Numbers and Footnotes" in The Form of the Book, p. 124.

In CS2 you can create footnotes that are anchored to the location of the footnote reference number in the text. You can also import footnotes from Word or RTF documents. When the reference number moves to a new page, the associated footnote moves with it. To insert a footnote, place the insertion point where you want the footnote reference number to appear and choose Type > Insert Footnote. The footnote area expands as you type.

Choose Footnote Options to control the numbering style, appearance, and layout of footnotes.


Footnote Options

Part I: Character Formats

Getting Started

Going with the Flow

Character Reference

Getting the Lead Out

Kern, Baby, Kern

Sweating the Small Stuff: Special Characters, White Space, and Glyphs

OpenType: The New Frontier in Font Technology

Part II: Paragraph Formats

Aligning Your Type

Paragraph Indents and Spacing

First Impressions: Creating Great Opening Paragraphs

Dont Fear the Hyphen

Mastering Tabs and Tables

Part III: Styles

Stylin with Paragraph and Character Styles

Mo Style

Part IV: Page Layout

Setting Up Your Document

Everything in Its Right Place: Using Grids

Text Wraps: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Type Effects



InDesign Type. Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign CS2
InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign CS2
ISBN: 0321385446
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 186
Authors: Nigel French

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