Hi, Tina: If all your boxed insets are the same full-page size, you might solve the problem by creating a custom master page whose main text frame ("tagged template text frame" in "Frame-ese") has a black border. Import the outside content to the insertion point position, apply the custom master page, move the insertion point to the line after the inset, and insert a footnote. This will keep the footnotes operating correctly.
If the footnote reference number needs to be below the black box frame, create two template text frames on the master page; the main one with a black stroke, slightly shorter than full-page height, and the other below it, without a stroke. Connect them (see Help "connecting text frames"). Import the inset into the bordered frame, create a new paragraph in the unbordered frame, and create the footnote in it. This will take a little experimentation, but you'll be a much better Framer-er for it<G>. If the boxed insets vary in size and position, try to standardize on a few models, and create a custom master page for each. HTH Regards, Peter _______________________________ Peter Gold KnowHow ProServices 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 peter at knowhowpro.com. >