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Footnote and Reference Line Placement

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000045981D
Original Publication Date: 1983-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Repass, JT: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Aesthetics and readability are improved by forcing a footnote referenceline and the corresponding footnote to a following page when the entire footnote will not fit on the same page with the reference line.

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Footnote and Reference Line Placement

Aesthetics and readability are improved by forcing a footnote referenceline and the corresponding footnote to a following page when the entire footnote will not fit on the same page with the reference line.

In instances where a specified number of lines at the bottom of a page are allocatable to footnotes, and the number of footnote lines exceeds the specified number of lines, two options are available. One is to split the footnote and place portions on different pages; however, this is disconcerting to a reader. A better solution is to terminate the body text on the page with the line before the line containing a reference to a long footnote, and place the reference line and the footnote on a following page.

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