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RE: [latinreq] Footnotes and columns

From: Bill Kasdorf <bkasdorf@apexcovantage.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:42:09 +0000
To: "Cramer, Dave" <Dave.Cramer@hbgusa.com>, W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
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I've seen all of those plus a variant on your [3] and one other variant:
[5] Footnotes in two-column layout placed only at bottom of outside column (left column on verso pages, right column on recto pages)
[6] Footnotes starting consecutively below left-hand column, and then "snaking" over to below the right-hand column, e.g. "evened-out" between the bottoms of the two columns

Concrete example of the latter is Harvard's Loeb Classical Library. That is a doozy of a footnote example; I can get it for you if you want. It uses three simultaneous footnote types (numbered, lettered, and symboled) and also has marginal notes, if I recall correctly (which are basically footnotes in the outside margin instead of at the bottom). E.g. one system of notes is used to provide translations of Greek and Latin terms, while a separate system of notes is used to provide editorial annotations to the content, and a third is used for citation/cross-reference purposes. All coexist and intermingle.

Plus the Loebs have many cases where the footnote from one page carries over to the next page (an important variant in general, common in legal publishing).

--Bill K

From: Cramer, Dave [mailto:Dave.Cramer@hbgusa.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 4:39 PM
To: W3C Digital Publishing IG
Subject: [latinreq] Footnotes and columns

Hi Everyone,

How do you place footnotes in multi-column text? I've seen the following:

[1] Footnotes placed in same column as reference, at bottom of page
[2] Footnotes placed in same column as reference, at bottom of column (if the column is short, the footnote will not be near the bottom of the page)
[3] Footnotes in two-column layout placed only at bottom of right-hand column
[4] Footnotes placed in region that spans all columns of page (so footnotes are 1-column even if text is multi-column).

I'm especially interested in what happens when columns are short, uneven, or if the column count changes on a page.

I'm also curious how common it is to set footnotes in multiple columns when the body text is a single column.



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