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Old 11-28-2012, 08:51 AM   #1
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Annnndddd ... Another Footnote Question

I can understand using square brackets to offset "inline" reference notes, and most times that works really well.

What do you do when the author makes lots of parenthetical remarks of his own using both parentheses and square brackets? Adding an asterisk to the reference notes doesn't seem to make them display with enough difference to the author's narrative remarks. And maybe it's just me, but curly brackets look kind of cluttered in among all the other notes.

Or am I being too nit-picky again?


What would you do? Inline notes with Curly Brackets, or End Notes?
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:45 AM   #2
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If you are determined to have them inline, you could add some formatting to the non-author footnotes, like a coloured (grey) background or text, a different font (maybe just italic if there's not lots of italics in the main text), a smaller font size...
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:59 PM   #3
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Format them as a block quote with a horizontal line top and bottom. If there are so many or they are wordy enough to disrupt the reading process, change them to end notes.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:58 PM   #4
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Great suggestions, guys.
My imagination must be shriveling up.

Thank you, I wil do some eperimenting.
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