The footnote located in the anchor paragraph is clever but there is another 
issue to point out.? Table footnotes will always occur at the end of the table, 
after all rows, while footnotes in the body text (as the anchor is) occur at 
the bottom of the page and thus could precede the reference in the table.? This 
may not be a problem in fact for Chris but does require watching to avoid.

--- On Tue, 2/3/09,?Jeremy H. Griffith, at Omni Systems Inc.  <jeremy at>  wrote:
"Christopher Seal"<cseal at> wrote:

> 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.

Clever!  The problem is that the number in the table won't link to the
footnote, but people may overlook that.  However, with one slight change
you could make that work too.  Instead of putting in a text superscript
number in the table, use a cross-reference to the real footnote.

A second potential issue is that white text may become visible under some
conditions (like a non-white background), and can be found in searches.
You can minimize the chance of that happening by hiding the anchor para
behind the table.  Use negative space below equal to the line height for
the anchor para, and the same negative amount for space above the table.


-- Jeremy H. Griffith, at Omni Systems Inc.
  <jeremy at>

? Lester Smalley

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