My walnut is telling me that a footnote is a footnote and things that
do not fit within the majority of a page as allowed in FrameMaker must
be something else, like an end note or just as an "insert" (not in the
FM way) that is just shown indented and/or in smaller type in direct
continuation of the subject section/part/paragraph.

I understand the problem, although I have not had to deal with it
(other than when the footnote reference is too low on the page for the
footnote itself to fit). This problem has come up several times on the
list IIRC. I have no other solution than this and, then maybe to
cross-reference it.

Is this something that can be overridden by a FrameScript? I guess not.

Adobe should look into this along with some other quirks, like the
feathering problem when you have an anchored frame on a page, and/or
balanced columns.


On 10/18/07, Graeme R Forbes <Graeme.Forbes at> wrote:
> Tina wrote:
> "If I take out
> the now disappeared long footnote (by deleting the footnote reference in the
> text), all the other footnotes go back where they belong"
> Are you sure about this? If there are lots of long notes in the doc
> it's very likely that FM has pushed some of them in their entirety
> onto the following page. FrameMaker can't split long notes across
> pages correctly. Useless behavior which, as Rick said, has been with
> us since FM 4 (FM 3 in my experience, and no doubt since FM 1 -- the
> footnote facility was programmed to do exactly what it does, by
> people who didn't understand how footnotes are supposed to behave).
> So you have to break them manually, using text boxes inside anchored
> frames for the part of the note that won't fit on the page with the
> reference number in the main text. Or else make them all endnotes by
> the ugly method described in the user manual, which I once automated
> in Applescript. But endnotes are so reader-hostile that it's worth
> slogging thro' the manual process.
> Graeme Forbes
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