Uh, from your description, it sounds as if FM is behaving correctly in that you have two streams and it's numbering and keeping each stream's footnotes separate. You're asking it to keep the streams separate in different frames but merge the footnote streams.
So to get the look you want, you need to break the correct operation. If it was me, I'd just fake it by putting a superscript number into the outside text. Then create a footnote in the main stream and put the outside text footnote into that. And finally hide the footnote number by creating a character format with the font color set to white. At the end of your production cycle, you'll have to set the outside text footnote number, the manual one, to the right digit, but it'll look like you want it to look. Cheers, art On 9/18/07, Tina Ricks <kristina.ricks at verizon.net> wrote: > I'm working on a document with lots of footnotes. > > > > I have a block of text that is an full-page excerpt from another source, and > the style we've established for this type of information is to put it in a > box. I have a graphic frame (anchored) with a text frame inside that, with > the text from another source. > > > > However, when I do this, the footnote that is in this excerpt gets all > messed up. The numbering starts over at 1, and the footnote text appears at > the bottom of the text frame, not at the bottom of the page with the other > footnotes. > > > > I tried setting the whole thing in a table (another way to get a thin black > line), and my footnote turns into a "table footnote"-it becomes a lowercase > letter instead of a number, and the footnote text appears just below the > table, and not at the bottom of the page. > > > > What I want is a black line around my text excerpt, and I want the footnote > to be just like all the other footnotes, numbered correctly and appearing at > the bottom of the page. The Frame help on footnotes isn't helpful. Would > love some input from a Frame footnote expert, or some other way to get my > text in a black box. Thanks. > > > > Tina > > > > tina ricks | kristina.ricks at verizon.net | 503-531-3233 > > technical writing and editing > > > > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as art.campbell at gmail.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/art.campbell%40gmail.com > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. > -- 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