Footnotes in 2 columns

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Footnotes in 2 columns

Postby mashal » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:40 pm

is there a way to make the text in a single collumn, and footnotes in 2 collomns [as in word 2013+]. or text in double collumn, and footnotes starting equal. thanks
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Re: footnotes in 2 columns

Postby RoryOF » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:44 pm

Certainly no easy way; my memory says that this is probably not possible.
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Re: Footnotes in 2 columns

Postby jrkrideau » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:53 pm

mashal wrote:is there a way to make the text in a single collumn, and footnotes in 2 collomns [as in word 2013+]. or text in double collumn, and footnotes starting equal. thanks


I believe Rory is correct. You can fake it using using something like superscripted numbers in the main text and a 2-column table in the footer if you are only doing one or two pages of main-body text.

A latex-based system such as LyX can do either and very likely both in the same document though I have never tried it.
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Re: Footnotes in 2 columns

Postby RoryOF » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:28 pm

After a quick experiment I cannot see any way - certainly not an easy way (and no way occurs to me) - to insert footnotes in columns for uncolumned text. If the text is set in columns, then the footnotes are applied to the columns.
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Re: Footnotes in 2 columns

Postby jrkrideau » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:02 pm

RoryOF wrote:After a quick experiment I cannot see any way - certainly not an easy way (and no way occurs to me) - to insert footnotes in columns for uncolumned text. If the text is set in columns, then the footnotes are applied to the columns.


I think my fake it approach is the only way.

Attached are a couple of pdf's showing a couple of LyX footnoting styles. I thought I had a 2-column text, single-column footnote pdf as well but I don't see it at the moment.
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Re: Footnotes in 2 columns

Postby jrkrideau » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:19 am

Found the 2-column text, single-column footnote layout
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