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From: "Berry, Charles" <ccberry@ucsd.edu>
To: Sharon Kimble <boudiccas@skimble.plus.com>
Cc: org-mode-email <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: How to get 'repeating footnotes' please?
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2018 20:31:42 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <EA846F18-F669-4FF7-8D2E-AB701BBE82DB@ucsd.edu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87k1tbfkxw.fsf@skimble.plus.com>

> On Apr 13, 2018, at 3:40 AM, Sharon Kimble <boudiccas@skimble.plus.com> wrote:
> "Berry, Charles" <ccberry@ucsd.edu> writes:
>>> On Apr 10, 2018, at 5:42 AM, Sharon Kimble <boudiccas@skimble.plus.com> wrote:
>>> Samuel Wales <samologist@gmail.com> writes:
>>>> [fn:apples: ...]
>>>> [fn:apples]
>>> I'm sorry Samuel, but it seems like you haven't read all of my initial
>>> question, where I stated 'All my footnotes are 4 digits like
>>> '[fn:0010]'.' I'm not going to change my habits of using numerical
>>> footnotes that have been in documents for over ten years now to alpha
>>> footnotes. Sorry, its just not going to happen!
>>> But I am open to any other suggestions which involve numerical
>>> footnotes?
>> Numerical footnotes work the same as alpha AFAICS. So, Samuel's suggestion works, but I think you
>> may be asking a question about repeating the *text* of a footnote rather than merely referencing it
>> from a different location. If so, there may be a latex solution for you. Perhaps this helps:
>> 	http://www.tex.ac.uk/FAQ-repfootnote.html
>> and the fixfoot package is what you need.
>> ??
>> If not maybe you can elaborate on what the desired latex should be.
> Thanks Chuck.
> Yes it is 'repeating text' that I want in my reused footnotes.
> The problem with the latex solutions that you've proposed is that they
> rely on what I call 'static footnotes' meaning that the footnote number
> always stays the same, whereas org-mode uses 'dynamic footnotes' meaning
> that if you insert one between 3 and 4 they are automatically renumbered
> to "3 and new one 4 and 5".
> When you're writing a long document, be it a book or an article or even
> a letter and you use footnotes, its very handy for them to be
> recalibrated every time that you use or insert a footnote. This
> recalibration or automatic renumbering is a godsend I've found, and is
> one of the strengths of org-mode, especially when you're memory is
> becoming increasingly problematic and you keep forgetting what you want
> to say.
> And that's why I'm trying to get repeat text in org-modes dynamic
> footnotes. In every experiment that I've made using [fn:0001] as my
> reference point it has failed, seemingly due to an inability to graft
> latex commands into an org-mode dynamic footnote, which is then exported
> and published as an latexed PDF.

Org has no concept of a `page', which is required to handle repetition on subsequent pages. 

I think you are stuck in needing to find a LaTeX solution.  And then look at how you marry it to org.



      reply	other threads:[~2018-04-14 20:31 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-04-08 15:53 How to get 'repeating footnotes' please? Sharon Kimble
2018-04-08 19:18 ` Samuel Wales
2018-04-10 12:42   ` Sharon Kimble
2018-04-10 18:11     ` Berry, Charles
2018-04-13 10:40       ` Sharon Kimble
2018-04-14 20:31         ` Berry, Charles [this message]

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