I had an instance where I had to replicate a published report, and that 
report had Tables with footnotes as part of the regular footnote sequence. 
In FM this was not possible so I faked it as follows. I created a real 
footnote in the anchor paragraph for the table, and coloured the in-text 
footnote number white so it wouldn't show. Then I added a superscript number 
(same as the footnote number) in the table to make the reader think this was 
the real reference.


>From: "Pinkham, Jim" <Jim.Pinkham at voith.com>
>To: <peter at knowhowpro.com>,"Art Campbell" <art.campbell at gmail.com>
>CC: framers at lists.frameusers.com
>Subject: RE: Footnote Out of Sequence
>Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2009 13:15:39 -0600
>Hi, Peter --
>Thanks for taking this on. The sequence is 1,2,2,1. The first three are
>fine. The second 2 is indeed accomplished by the cross-reference
>technique. The only thing I had expected, based on the marked-up manual
>I'm revising, was that the final footnote would be a 3, not a 1. Based
>on Art's comment, the 1 is apparently what should be expected because it
>is a new table. If there's another way to get to 3 for the final note,
>in addition to the approach Art suggested, I'd be interested to learn
>about it and consider going that route.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: knowhowpro at gmail.com [mailto:knowhowpro at gmail.com] On Behalf Of
>Peter Gold
>Sent: Monday, February 02, 2009 12:15 PM
>To: Art Campbell
>Cc: Pinkham, Jim; framers at lists.frameusers.com
>Subject: Re: Footnote Out of Sequence
>  On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 12:31 PM, Pinkham, Jim <Jim.Pinkham at voith.com>
> >> I have a series of footnotes associated with tables on the same page.
> >> The first and second are normal. The third references the same
> >> footnote as the second. Because the precedent is not to add an
> >> identical footnote and call it 3, this is accomplished by a
> >> cross-reference to the third footnote. However, the next footnote
> >> should be footnote 3, and the numbering instead reverts to 1. My
> >> fiddling with Format - Document - Numbering and the footnote tab is,
>thus far, to no avail.
> >>
> >> Here's what my section of this page looks like:
> >>
> >> http://www.yourfilelink.com/get.php?fid=484457. (Beware the big
> >> download button and look instead for the small "Proceed to file
>download page"
> >> just above it.)
> >> What to do?
> >>
> >> Jim
> >>
> >> BTW, I'm also open to suggestions for a better way to share a file
> >> but not attach it.
> >> _______________________________________________
>Hi, Jim:
>If I understand your situation correctly, I believe multiple references
>to the same footnote should use the same reference number in the main
>text or table cell text.
>Using this model, your second reference to footnote 2 should also
>display 2, so you may want to change your approach and use the
>cross-reference technique to capture the number 2 from the second
>footnote, rather than faking an increment to 3.
>If a new footnote reference is inserted before footnote 1 or 2, they'll
>increment correctly; the cross-reference to multiple instances of 2 may
>require a cross-reference update action, but otherwise, as any
>cross-reference, these are self-maintaining.
>Peter Gold
>KnowHow ProServices
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