Sounds like you're working on a two or more column layout?
If so, InDesign footnotes are stupid and cannot span columns.
File a request here (as I have done with every release of InDesign since 2005).
This script claims to do it - I'm not sure how good it is
I usually use this script
That makes all the footnotes into end notes.
I then manually thread text frames throughout the pages.
It's a right pain.
For a one-column layout, it isn't hard to define a pargraph style for what you want to be the second note on a line, indented where you want it and with leading set to zero. Peter Kahrel has another script to automate these "Inline footnotes," and it even accounts for notes that turnover to a second line.
Thank you for the link. I have loaded it into Indesign CS4 but can not
make the script work.
That's unfortunate, Bob.
Nothing I can do to help you though unless you give me more details on what's not working???
well it appears in the script file with the others, when I try to
apply it to the text nothing happens. Maybe I am applying it wrong I
am not sure.
I double click to apply
On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 10:06 AM, Robert Arganbright