Footnotes: can these be set in a book's Style Source?

Engaged ,
Jul 21, 2020

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Hi all,

I'm trying to figure out how to set footnote styles that can be applied in a book's Style Source so that it inherits things like its Rule.

However, though I can save and apply paragraph and type styles, I haven't found a way to adjust footnotes across documents from the Style Source.

Is there a way to do this?
Also... I'm trying to figure out a way to have a bit more control over the appearance and typography, specifically, adjusting the space above the rule... can't quite figure this one out either. Probably just missing it...

Any help appreciated!

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Correct answer by Barb Binder | Adobe Community Professional

Hi Turner:

 

You can set the space above the rule with Type > Document Footnote Options > Layout > Minimum Space Before 1st Footnote. Notice this is a minimum amount of space—if you need a consistent amount of space, I would define a baseline grid and be sure both body text and the first line of the footnotes are on the grid.

 

Oddly, I don't see any way to sync the footnote settings across a book. 😞

~Barb

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There is a 2010 thread "Synchronising Footnote Options" over on InDesign Secrets with a Javascript that Jongware wrote and explains for copying the footnote options from one ID file to another. He updated the link in 2016 and it still works -- as does the script.

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