[Scribus] Thoughts on footnotes

dwain dwain.alford
Sat May 12 20:56:19 CEST 2007

Thomas Zastrow wrote:
> In fact, there is just one rule for footnote's positions: they have to appear on the same 
> page as the text where they were introduced.
this is not absolutely true.  there are documents and books written with
the footnote numbers and then added at the end of the document or book. 
this had been around for quite some time.  yes, there are still
documents that place the references on the same page as you suggest, but
this practice is becoming a rarity.  although they might not be called
footnotes technically, the end result is still the same.  end notes or
page notes as they are called, allows the reader to read the document
unhampered by short pages and making the document contain fewer pages of
text, thus reducing printing costs.  it also allows the reader to, at
their discretion and in their own time, read the reference if they are
so inclined.

by designing the document this way eliminates the footnote problem for

my $0.02


Dwain Alford
"The artist may use any form which his expression demands;
for his inner impulse must find suitable expression."     Kandinsky

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