[OS X TeX] Replace LaTeX????

Jon Crump jjcrump at u.washington.edu
Fri Feb 11 20:12:54 CET 2005


For what it's worth, my solution to this problem (which bugs me a LOT) was 
to put all the footnotes in a separate file thus:

at the top of chapterIII.tex put \input chapterIIIfootnotes.tex.

In the body of chapterIII.tex, footnotes appear thus:

and in chapterIIIfootnotes.tex, thus:
\newcommand{\IIIfni} {text of the footnote which can include cross 
references or anything else}

The disadvantage, of course, is that you have to keep careful track of 
footnotes that are not added consecutively because your numbering scheme 
in the source (ie. IIIfni: chapter III footnote one) can't use arabic 
numerals and isn't ordered by a counter.

If anybody has a better way of doing this, I'd like to know. (Of course 
text folding in one's editor would obviate the need for this).


On Fri, 11 Feb 2005, Simon Spiegel wrote:

> Look, I have no problems with LaTeX, I like it a lot. At the moment, it's the 
> best tool for what I need to do (which isn't fancy.I neither need math, nor 
> any special scripts). But there are things which I like better in a WYSIWYG 
> app: footnotes is an example. To have them in your main text is not nice IMO 
> and unfortunately, none of the common LaTeX editors provide collapsable 
> footnotes. I prefer to have the footnotes not intervene with my main text. 
> But currently, there are too many things LaTeX does better (the combination 
> of bibtex and multibib is hard to beat), but I'm always willing to try new 
> things.
> simon
J.J. Crump
Dept. of History 353560
University of Washington
Seattle, WA. 98195

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