Shell, Robert wrote: > Use the default "footnote" para format name in that same box. That seems to > trigger the footnote separator line (see below) more regularly than if you > used something else. Maybe this is just superstition. > > Of course you can then change the footnote format to whatever you want in > the designer. <snip> > My current gripe is the footnote line that sometimes appears and sometimes > does not. Fixing that seems to require putting the cursor in the footnote > and formatting manually with the enter key.
The separator line comes from a reference frame named Footnote on the reference pages. You can change the length, style, and position of the line or the height of the frame. It works like specifying a Frame Above on the Advanced tab of the Paragraph Designer, but Frame does it automagically. (The footnote autonumber is also automagic, rather than part of the pgf format definition.) For the magic to happen, the reference frame must have the same name (Graphics > Object Properties) as the paragraph format designated for footnotes (Format > Document > Footnote Properties). But the names don't have to be Footnote. (I'm not sure if case matters.) Because I like keyboard tagging (and have just a smidge of OCD), in my templates the pgf and char formats that aren't intended for manual tagging all begin with z so they drop to the bottom of the catalogs (zFooter, zFootnote, zBullet, zFignum, etc.). So on my ref pages, the footnote separator frames are named zFootnote and zTableFootnote. If your intermittent separator line isn't just a display anomaly, as Rick suggested, check the reference frame. Or maybe try specifying that frame as Frame Above in Paragraph Designer -- but don't be surprised if there's weird interaction between the automagical and explicit frames above. :-) As for footnotes in general, I have no problem with the footnote being on the facing page, but wouldn't want it overleaf. IMHO, YMMV, etc. Richard Richard G. Combs Senior Technical Writer Polycom, Inc. richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom 303-223-5111 ------ rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom 303-777-0436 ------