[Scribus] Thoughts on footnotes

Marek Laane bald
Sat May 12 21:17:42 CEST 2007

?hel kenal p?eval (laup?ev, 12. mai 2007) kirjutas dwain:
> 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
> scribus.
> my $0.02
> dwain

Well, most word processors make quite clear difference: footnotes and 
endnotes. And quite common are books where both are used, e.g 
(bibliographical) references in the end of the text/book and explanatory 
notes under the pages. So ideally Scribus should support both types: 
footnotes that are placed on same page of the referenced text, and endnotes 
in the end of text/document.

Marek Laane

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