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Footnotes in text boxes and table captions

Community Beginner ,
Apr 19, 2023 Apr 19, 2023

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Hello,

I am having a hard time understanding the footnotes.

My footnotes are only numbered correctly when I have linked text boxes, as you can see in the picture below. When I unlink boxes, I get restart numbers. This is not what I want.


If I have tables and images with captions and footnotes in them, how do I manage the footnotes? (see picture)


In this example, footnotes 10 belongs to the text box below, instead of the table. There are going to be cases where I need to group several boxes into one for wrapping (table, table title, caption), and if there are going to be footnotes, I don't know how to do it...

 

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Apr 19, 2023 Apr 19, 2023

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>My footnotes are only numbered correctly when I have linked text boxes

 

That's the way InDesign handles footnoting. You can continue the numbering from frame to frame as long as the frames are connected. This is called a story. When you start a new story the numbering restarts.

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Hi @goranl19234833:

 

One more note: InDesign does not support table footnotes (notes for each table are typically numbered a., b., c. in technical documents). If you need that look, it has to be handled manually. 

 

~Barb

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