Talk:Footnotes

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There ought to be a better way to adjust the distance between the text and footnotes in these examples. The cleanest way is to reset the page height, but when I tried to do that with \setuplayout[height=1in], I got "internal error: gs failed" in place of the figure. The current method -- a \vskip, preceeded by an \hskip so that the \vskip doesn't get eaten by TeX's discarding of vertical glue at the top of the page -- is rather a bit of a hack, but it seems to work. --Brooks 23:20, 22 Aug 2005 (CEST)

What about \strut\vfill? Mojca
That seems to work quite well; thanks! It still seems a little like a hack compared to making a small page (and I wonder why that doesn't work), but it's much cleaner. I've removed the HowTo box. --Brooks 19:00, 3 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I can't get the promised "footnotes in footnotes in footnotes" to work; see this example:

This\footnote(Or that\footnote{Or possibly even the other\footnote{Though that's two words,
rather than one.}.}, if you prefer.} is a sentence with a footnote.  

Is that a ConTeXt problem, or a Wiki problem, or have I maybe just made a typo? Is there a workaround?

--Brooks 19:24, 3 Sep 2005 (UTC)


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The original version of the "alternate footnote locations" section contained the text "It is possible to place footnotes as endnotes or as marginals ((someone please add an example!))." I can't find any references to placing footnotes as marginals in my manual -- there are marginal notes, yes, but these don't get footnote numbers. Am I missing something, or was the previous comment in error? --Brooks 20:02, 3 Sep 2005 (UTC)


The footnotes in floats section illustrates what seems to be a ConTeXt-in-Wiki bug. Note that the top line of the table is thinner, apparently due to being partly cut off. If I remove the \strut before the \starttable, it goes away completely. If I place some text, e.g. the letter a, in front of it, it's fine (but, of course, there's an "a" in front of the table!). --Brooks 20:24, 3 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Footnotes and Columnsets interact badly

When I have a columnset with footnotes, they always end up being covered by some of the column. How would I go about either reserving some space for the footnotes or placing them in the footer area instead of the text area?


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