A footnote is a comment that is used to explain a specific area of the text. Both the area in the text and the comment contain a number or symbol that ties the two together. A footnote comment is typically placed at the end of a page where the corresponding number or symbol is placed in the text. Otherwise, you can place a comment later in the manual, such as at the end of a document, chapter, section, or book; in this case, the comment is usually referred to as an endnote.
Following are the primary tasks involving footnotes.
- Inserting Footnotes or Endnotes Read more… You can insert a footnote or endnote marker at any spot in a topic. When doing this, you can specify where the accompanying footnote or endnote text should be placed. See Inserting Footnotes and Endnotes.
- Editing Footnotes or EndnotesRead more… After inserting a footnote, you can edit it in various ways, such as changing the text or modifying the look of the footnote number. You can also specify whether footnote numbering should be restarted at a certain section or chapter. See Editing Footnotes.
- Viewing FootnotesRead more… You can use the Footnotes window pane to see all of the footnotes that have been inserted into the open topic. See Viewing Footnotes in Topics.