8 Replies Latest reply on Aug 26, 2017 7:28 AM by [Jongware]

    Page with long footnotes.

    gogfox

      I have a document with very long footnotes. I would like to span the footnote through the entire page, regardless of how much text will remain on the page.

      Indesign, instead, bring footnotes to another page when they are too long.

      How to fix this?

        • 1. Re: Page with long footnotes.
          TᴀW Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Sounds like you want to allow the footnote to split onto the next page. If that is it, open the Document Footnote Options window, and under the Layout tab, select "Allow Split Footnotes."

          • 2. Re: Page with long footnotes.
            gogfox Level 1

            Thank You for Yr. answer

             

            The problem is the opposite: I would want for the footnote to remain on a page and move the main body on the next page if necessary.

             

            The footnote, for example, could also fill the page and leave only one line of the main body.

             

            I attach an image as an example of what I mean.

             

            Schermata 2017-08-26 alle 09.38.38.png

            • 3. Re: Page with long footnotes.
              Obi-wan Kenobi Adobe Community Professional

              Hi,

               

              I don't understand what you mean!

               

              Such a footnote behavior is basically totally normal!? 

               

              Capture d’écran 2017-08-26 à 11.54.33.png

               

              (^/)

              • 4. Re: Page with long footnotes.
                gogfox Level 1

                Hi,

                 

                Look at your first page. The footnote fills the page. Only one line of the main body is left on the page. Instead, I cannot make the footnote fill the page as you did. My footnote reaches a third of the page at max, then either splits or moves to the next page.

                 

                So your footnote behaviour should be normal in my opinion, but I cannot make my InDesign behave like that. How do I do what you did?

                 

                P.S.: In the previous post, I attached an image depicting what I wish to do. That page is my objective, but I do not know how to achieve it.

                • 5. Re: Page with long footnotes.
                  [Jongware] Most Valuable Participant

                  There are only two options that control the splitting of footnotes: Allow Split Footnotes on or off. See the Online Help: Create footnotes in InDesign

                   

                  It sounds as if you want to have the footnote not starting on the same page as its marker. That is not possible.

                   

                  With such a long footnote, either:

                   

                  1. Allow split. InDesign starts the footnote immediately under the footnote marker, and the rest of the note goes to the next page.

                  2. Do not allow a split. InDesign cuts off the current page right before the footnote marker, and moves that line plus the entire footnote text to the next page.

                   

                  There are no more options. If you need something more complicated (and more non-standard), you have to construct all of your footnotes manually.

                  • 6. Re: Page with long footnotes.
                    Obi-wan Kenobi Adobe Community Professional

                    Hi Jong,

                     

                    There's another trick to control the splitting! … the para settings! 

                     

                    Capture d’écran 2017-08-26 à 14.38.33.png

                     

                    or …

                     

                    Capture d’écran 2017-08-26 à 14.44.29.png

                     

                    Curious to take a look to this para setting [in French]! … 

                     

                    Capture d’écran 2017-08-26 à 14.47.45.png

                     

                    (^/)

                    • 7. Re: Page with long footnotes.
                      Obi-wan Kenobi Adobe Community Professional

                      I had not seen the date of your original post! 

                       

                      (^/)

                      • 8. Re: Page with long footnotes.
                        [Jongware] Most Valuable Participant

                        Quite confusing. It seems OP followed up his own question of a year ago, asking for the exact opposite of the original one.