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Re: Footnotes - any workarounds? future possibility?


I think a footnote functionality would be awesome, or even better a plugin
allowing integration with Zotero like what is done for Word or LibreOffice
(adding a special markup to link to specific footnotes), this would be
perfect for research lab notes.

Le mar. 3 avr. 2018 à 10:23, Tim <boo2060@xxxxxxxxx> a écrit :

> Hi Shan and Thiago,
> in-page linking is really the one thing I miss, whether it is to link to
> footnotes, headings within the same page, headings to another page, or a
> link to images or tables. So I would very much like to see this feature as
> well!
> Otherwise I absolutely love Zim, especially because of its simplicity. I
> even came to appreciate that there is no spellcheck that underlines
> mispelled words: this allows to stay focused while writing drafts and the
> polishing can be done afterwards (or in another program).
> Best,
> Tim
> On 2 April 2018 at 20:01, Shan <shiroise@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> ​Tim thank you for prompt and focused response.
>> I VERY much agree about in-page linking - sections with anchors.
>> There's a place for lots of small pages, and categories/ tags help to
>> group them. But there's also a place for longer pieces that gather together
>> a summary with links both to the shprter detailed items, and cross linking
>> sections.
>> Some systems do it based on headings but I'd rather have a distinct
>> markup code.
>> Thank you for your kind suggestion on footnote workaround. It would
>> create a big compatibility labout as all my work has to be Harvard style
>> (small numbers, all stuff below), not the Chicago style you describe.
>> Conversion would be anightmare and huge waste of time, sadly. Also many of
>> my footnotes are more than refs, can be quite detailed background, or
>> offshoot data the general reader/ student would not want. (I plan to
>> distribute my Zim.)
>> If someone interested picks up on this could Footnotes just place a
>> number, and link that to text at bottom.
>> Click number to go to footnote - click footnote number to return to main
>> text point - so this is very much the section anchors as above.
>> A luxury would be hover the number, popup the first 30-50 words of
>> footnote.
>> Shan Morgain, current PhD (Mabinogi)
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