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Old 11-01-2010, 11:34 PM   #1
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I have seen discussion on the benefits of foot vs. end notes on the forum. I have just started converting docs to Epub and just need to know how I would link to an endnote at the end of the book. Are they treated as separate html pages? if so, how do I designate the pages to which it refers? ie: [1] in section 1 refers to an endnote in section 21. Thank you for your help!
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I have seen discussion on the benefits of foot vs. end notes on the forum. I have just started converting docs to Epub and just need to know how I would link to an endnote at the end of the book. Are they treated as separate html pages? if so, how do I designate the pages to which it refers? ie: [1] in section 1 refers to an endnote in section 21. Thank you for your help!
There's a good discussion about the mechanics of Jellby's footnoting/endnoting mechanism in this thread: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=103290 - read all the way to the end.

FWIW, I don't think it makes a rat's butt worth of difference whether you use foot- or endnotes; it's stylistic, in large part, and manageability in the other part--if you have very verbose authors who use a lot of citations in each "chapter" or section or segment, it may be easier to footnote the thing, and try to keep each section's notes together, rather than extensive endnoting. In Sigil, if you do all your noting before you split the Chapters, Sigil should do the updating for each Chapter (document) for you, IIRC.

@Capidamonte uses NoteTab Pro for all his notational projects, and he seems to like that quite well; if it were me, I'd do that, then drop that sucker into Sigil, insert the chapter breaks (had I not already--I have a clip in NT that does that for me), and then split it so I wouldn't have to track what went where after the split, for whatever that's worth.

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I was very impressed that Sigil took 103 endnotes in style. I feared that when I split the html ebook into separate chapter files that the notes would no longer work (because inevitably they wound up in a different file than the chapter) but they do. Well done, Sigil Guy!
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One advantage of using chapter, rather than book , endnotes in epub files is that the notes are in the same "flow" that is currently being displayed. For some reading devices, that can make it faster to swap back and forth between notes and text.
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