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Blank space in text in one paragraph with multiple footnotes

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Mar 20, 2023 Mar 20, 2023

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Hi! I'm with a such problem with Indesign's footnotes. In this book I'm working, there's a few page that contain several footnotes. When one paragraph has multiple footnotes, the text breaks and leave a large blank space instead of continue the text.

 

I don't know if I made understand, my english isn't good. However, I upload some pics for you people take a look. If you know a solution I'll appreciate.

 

Thanks!

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Community Expert , Mar 20, 2023 Mar 20, 2023

The problem here is that there is not sufficient space left on the page to fit that long footnote if the text were to have one more line as things are currently configured. I suspect you don't have Allow Split Footnotes checked under Type > Footnote Options > Layout tab which would allow footnotes to split across pages.

If you don't want split footnotes, things are more challenging. The solution in this case is to either edit the footnote to make it shorter, the paragraph, to make the footnote r

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The problem here is that there is not sufficient space left on the page to fit that long footnote if the text were to have one more line as things are currently configured. I suspect you don't have Allow Split Footnotes checked under Type > Footnote Options > Layout tab which would allow footnotes to split across pages.

If you don't want split footnotes, things are more challenging. The solution in this case is to either edit the footnote to make it shorter, the paragraph, to make the footnote reference appear earlier, or your page layout on page 201 to get more space on the page or significantly reduce the length of the foot note already on page 201.

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Thanks, Peter!

 

I'll try the second suggestion, 'cause I'm trying don't split the notes. I thought that is other way that I didn't know.

 

Your tips was helpeful already.

 

Thank you very much!

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