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Footnotes at bottom of paragraph rather than at bottom of page

Explorer ,
Jul 12, 2021 Jul 12, 2021

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Hi, does anyone know how I can get footnote #1 to show up with footnote #2 at the bottom of the page? I have "span columns" turned on. Thank you in advance!

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 12, 2021 Jul 12, 2021
Wait. Why can't you set this up as a two-column frame with span applied to the first paragraph? In my example below, I have one text frame and I added a pale yellow background for clarity. ~Barb 

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Jul 12, 2021 Jul 12, 2021

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With span columns on, you can't. That's just how it works, and it's pretty dumb.

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Even with span footnotes checked off, the footnotes still stick to that text box rather than where they should go.... so frustrating

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Well, why actually use a separate text frame for that (seeing as you're using span columns)?

Anyway, I think your best bet here is to fake the first footnote. Just put a superscript 1 in the top frame, and then add footnote 1 somewhere before footnote 2 in the main text and hide the footnote 1 reference...

 

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Explorer ,
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Thank you TAW! That gave me an idea... I'm switching this page to 1 text box with 1 column which puts the footnotes where they should be. Then to get the second column, I'm going to add a photo with a text wrap. Jumping hoops.... but it looks good.

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Wait. Why can't you set this up as a two-column frame with span applied to the first paragraph? In my example below, I have one text frame and I added a pale yellow background for clarity.

 

~Barb 

 

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Explorer ,
Jul 13, 2021 Jul 13, 2021

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Great tip! I didn't know this was a possibility. Thank you Barb!

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Hi Melissa:

 

That's how I'd approach this layout. If you have any additional questions about it, of course just ask us. 

 

~Barb 

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