Adobe, when will we receive a feature in InDesign to import our own custom footnotes vs what's avialable from Adobe's default batch of footnotes?
What are you missing?
Oh gosh, what are we missing?!!
See the request and comments at https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/41850601-im...
Summary, we need:
But the biggest PITAs (pain in the "anatomy") are the insane way that footnotes for tables are formed. I don't know of any document where either of these are acceptable:
And then there are the accessibility errors for table footnotes. Don't get me started.
We specialize in accessible STEM-G (science, technical, engineering, mathematical + government) publications that have lots of long tables with lots of footnotes. The current table footnotes can't be used at all, so each one is manually formatted to control the numbering system, placement/formatting, and the accessibility. Imagine the time it takes to do this for 100+ footnotes.
And mind you, we can do these controls in Word, but not in InDesign.
Use endnote additional as footnotes.
Use endnote additional as footnotes.By @Willi Adelberger
That creates an accessibility error per the PDF/UA standard (which Adobe helps create).
Endnotes are tagged differently than footnotes, and they are placed in a different area of the PDF's tag tree.
What we need is exactly what Bevi described.
Don't forget to
VOTE UP THIS FEATURE!
If you don't vote, we won't get the footnote features we need for our jobs. Tell your design colleagues to vote too.
Vote Vote Vote Vote Vote.
There are already some feature modification requests about footnotes at InDesign UserVoice.
For example this one where I commented and also voted:
Improving the various options of footnotes
Avraham, Nov 4, 2020
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I've never voted [it's a personal choice] mainly because I'm an hurry guy! … and my Clients too. 😉
Just For Comment:
Screenshot of a Script UI built 4 years ago [Just For Fun!]:
Another sample: Restart footnotes basing on a para style!
(^/) The Jedi
Maestro Jedi @FRIdNGE , where can we mortals buy your incredible scripts?
Love your work!