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Trouble with linked footnotes in DITA content

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I am working on converting unstructured to structured. I have encountered many hurdles, but the latest has to do with a series of footnotes.

I have a situation where I have a series of footnotes all pointing to the same footnote. In this case, they all are pointing to footnote b at the foot of a table.

Following the instructions in the FrameMaker Help, I created the original footnote and then did "use-by-reference" footnotes for the rest of the series.

My original footnote entry looks like this:

<fn id="incomplete">For incomplete tasks, the values for incomplete targets are set equal to the mean value of all completed targets.</fn>.

Each subsequent entry looks like this:

<xref href="#r_tasks_trail_making/incomplete" type="fn"/>

Where r_tasks_trail_making is the ID of the current topic.

Just like the example in the FrameMaker Help. Unfortunately, unlike the example in the Help, my result looks like this:

2020-06-26_12-42-15.png

The footnote text is repeated in situ in the subsequent locations instead of the footnote letter.

 

Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong here?

 

Thanks,

Wanda

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by frameexpert | Adobe Community Professional

There is a cross-reference to the footnote. Make sure the cross-reference format just picks up the footnote's letter instead of the text. It should use a <$paranumonly> or <$elemnumonly> building block instead of <$elemtext>.

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Trouble with linked footnotes in DITA content

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I am working on converting unstructured to structured. I have encountered many hurdles, but the latest has to do with a series of footnotes.

I have a situation where I have a series of footnotes all pointing to the same footnote. In this case, they all are pointing to footnote b at the foot of a table.

Following the instructions in the FrameMaker Help, I created the original footnote and then did "use-by-reference" footnotes for the rest of the series.

My original footnote entry looks like this:

<fn id="incomplete">For incomplete tasks, the values for incomplete targets are set equal to the mean value of all completed targets.</fn>.

Each subsequent entry looks like this:

<xref href="#r_tasks_trail_making/incomplete" type="fn"/>

Where r_tasks_trail_making is the ID of the current topic.

Just like the example in the FrameMaker Help. Unfortunately, unlike the example in the Help, my result looks like this:

2020-06-26_12-42-15.png

The footnote text is repeated in situ in the subsequent locations instead of the footnote letter.

 

Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong here?

 

Thanks,

Wanda

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by frameexpert | Adobe Community Professional

There is a cross-reference to the footnote. Make sure the cross-reference format just picks up the footnote's letter instead of the text. It should use a <$paranumonly> or <$elemnumonly> building block instead of <$elemtext>.

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There is a cross-reference to the footnote. Make sure the cross-reference format just picks up the footnote's letter instead of the text. It should use a <$paranumonly> or <$elemnumonly> building block instead of <$elemtext>.

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