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Footnotes in Indesign - number baseline shift issue
« on: August 20, 2021, 11:08:51 AM »
Not sure if my terminology is correct in the title, I do not do a lot of book setups.

I have 2 gifs showing what I am doing and was working till I got to #5. Why would this work for 1, 2, 3, 4 but not 5 and up?

this is what I want to continue doing
https://gyazo.com/77711cdc0351220ca43a96749ef5f565

This is what it does 5 and up
https://gyazo.com/f9aa1c2405eeb092a0dca7db2be17610

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Re: Footnotes in Indesign - number baseline shift issue
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2021, 11:58:41 AM »
Just curious... it could be a font thing, but try this just to troubleshoot: instead of making the 5 the first item on the line, make it 2nd or 3rd, and see if it still does it. Also try this: On #4, after it is already changed to a superscript, see if you can change the 4 to a 5. And lastly, highlight the 5, right-click and then see if you can change it that way.
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Re: Footnotes in Indesign - number baseline shift issue
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2021, 01:28:27 PM »
It does seem to be a limitation with the font. I switched to another variable font and that one had even more options than what you see in the "4" gif. Everything else you suggested does not work and I had tried before. I have not used variable fonts often, I am going to explore the settings for the font and see if there is an answer there. Thanks!

**edit** I feel like a moron now, completely forgot about this little button. Does what I need, though the other way is simpler.


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Re: Footnotes in Indesign - number baseline shift issue
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2021, 02:59:01 PM »
"Insert Footnote" feature works great. You can use paragraph styles to change the look of them and the footnotes will automatically appear on the page the number its on. Also it automatically numbers them in order.
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Re: Footnotes in Indesign - number baseline shift issue
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2021, 03:09:28 PM »
Are you only looking to use superscript? Not a footnote or endnote? If you are inserting footnotes, you are making it hard on yourself.
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