[scribus] Footnotes in 1.5.svn

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Sun Jun 23 14:09:10 UTC 2013

On 06/23/2013 09:00 AM, David Burleigh wrote:
> The new footnotes feature is very encouraging. Is it possible to change the
> style of the footnote references from the superscripted "1)" to the more
> standard (at least in the USA) superscripted "1" (that is, leave out the right
> parenthesis)?
Go to Edit > Notes Styles to get rid of the ')' suffix. As you will see 
you can also set the Paragraph Style for the note and the Character 
style of the mark there as well.
> Also, normally I would have a thin rule separating the first footnote from the
> text above it. Where can this be configured?
This is not so far a feature of footnotes themselves. My suggestion 
would be to make a horizontal line of your desired length, then copy 
(Ctrl+C), then in Edit Contents mode paste this as the first "character" 
in your footnote frame. To make sure you use a consistently sized line 
in a document or from one document to another, you could save your line 
in the Scrapbook for future use.
I would think that eventually this would become a feature of footnotes. 
Alternatively, if Scripter 2 lives up to its billing, you might be able 
to insert online graphics that way.
> I imported a LibreOffice document with footnotes and tried editing the
> "Footnote" paragraph style, but it crashes every time that I try to edit any
> style.
This I don't know about, but certainly it's conceivable a footnote style 
from LibreOffice is incompatible with Scribus. If you see this 
consistently, you might file a bug report.


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