For those of us writing training docs, Instructional technology documentation uses APA (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association). This guide says to place footnotes double-spaced on separate lines. The 19th-century style mentioned was implemented to save paper, and is handy when you have a great many footnotes. Gibbon's History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire comes to mind.
This should be an option in Frame--we shouldn't be locked into one style. --Sean Pollock Leraning Media Development, UGS Corp. ______________________________________________________________ From: "Art Campbell" <art.campbell at gmail.com> To: "Rob Shell" <rshell at iafrica.com>, Framers <framers at lists.frameusers.com> Subject: Re: Footnote placement improvement for practical and aestheticreasons Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 07:41:02 -0400 >According to the Chicago Manual of Style, which is the bible for >most >US academic writing, multiple short footnotes may be placed on the >same line, but it isn't encouraged. However, I'd put multiples way >down on my FM "want" list, after making the call-and-fix placement >fix >and a number of other fixes. ;- ) > >Cheers, >Art > > > >On 3/21/07, Rob Shell <rshell at iafrica.com> wrote: >>Hi framies: >>I have submitted a suggestion to Adobe for an improvement (copied >>below) . I >>wonder if anyone would support me? Again I am drawing my example >>from 19th >>century typesetting. "Back to the future department." >> >>Here it is: >> >>Improvement: Multiple short footnotes on a single line as in 19th >>Century >>books >> >>The FM page logic might be improved if Framemaker allowed 2, 3,4 >>footnotes >>on a single line in the footnote region. Not all footnotes are long >>and not >>all need a full line. >>My suggested improvement would look like this >>_____________footnote sep line >> 2This is the first footnote. 3 Ibid. 4 Loc.cit >> >>FrameMaker has a bad habit of placing footnote calls and notes on >>different >>pages. This suggestion might help and also make the page look >>better. >> >>p.s. Anyone know how to keep the call and the footnote together >>globally? My >>latest document is 5,000 pages long and its tiresome to go through >>the whole >>thing.... >> >> >>Robert C.-H. Shell > > >-- >Art Campbell >art.campbell at gmail.com > "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 >Vincent > and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson > No disclaimers apply. > DoD 358 >_______________________________________________ > > >You are currently subscribed to Framers as spolloc1 at hotmail.com. > >Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > >To unsubscribe send a blank email to >framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com >or visit >http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/spolloc1%40hotmail.co m > >Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit >http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.