A footnote is a comment that is used to explain a specific area of the text.
Following are the primary tasks involving footnotes.
- Inserting Footnotes or Endnotes 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 Endnotes 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.
- Creating Endnote Proxies If you intend to consolidate your endnotes at the end of a manual, you can use an Endnotes proxy. This proxy lets you start the list of endnotes on a new page. See Creating an Endnotes Proxy.
- Viewing Footnotes 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.
Note: Footnotes are converted to popups in online output.